top of page

"People Are Refusing to Work..."

That Isn't How It Works

  • It is illegal to continue to refuse to return to work because UI benefits are better than wages while employed. Workers who do this are in danger of committing fraud.

  • Furthermore, those collecting UI must accept any “suitable job” (as defined by their state’s DOL) offered to them while unemployed. If they refuse, they are no longer eligible to collect UI (or PUA, or FPUC, etc).

  • FURTHER Furthermore, people are going back to work. Economists projected a 20% federal unemployment rate for June and it was actually reported at 13%.  People are returning to work at an even faster pace than anticipated or, frankly, recommended.

GRaphics.png is not a source of legal advice or counsel. All information contained on is an educational tool. Where specific facts are referenced, every effort has been made to verify the accuracy and truthfulness of the information presented. Occasionally our information will become out of date because of the rapidly evolving nature of the movement. If you spot something out of place, please contact us at

bottom of page