Unemployment Compensation

All faculty of Amherst College are covered by the provisions of the Massachusetts Employment Security Law (commonly referred to as "Unemployment Compensation") and, therefore, are entitled to all applicable benefits under the act. This program provides weekly income benefits to all eligible individuals during periods of full or partial unemployment.

Employees on approved leaves of absence are not eligible for unemployment compensation.

Unemployment Compensation

All faculty of Amherst College are covered by the provisions of the Massachusetts Employment Security Law (commonly referred to as "Unemployment Compensation") and, therefore, are entitled to all applicable benefits under the act. This program provides weekly income benefits to all eligible individuals during periods of full or partial unemployment.

Employees on approved leaves of absence are not eligible for unemployment compensation.

Unemployment Compensation

All faculty of Amherst College are covered by the provisions of the Massachusetts Employment Security Law (commonly referred to as "Unemployment Compensation") and, therefore, are entitled to all applicable benefits under the act. This program provides weekly income benefits to all eligible individuals during periods of full or partial unemployment.

Employees on approved leaves of absence are not eligible for unemployment compensation.

Walter Nicholson on Unemployment "Cheats"

In a Business Insider article about people who still collect unemployment insurance system even after finding work, economics professor Walter Nicholson affirmed U.S. Labor Department statistics that indicate few of these cases involve intentional fraud. “It’s kind of like people who make honest mistakes on their income taxes, but if the employer doesn’t speak up, and the state keeps paying, how are they to know they’re wrong?” he asked. Read the full article here.

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