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Did you know......
That from 1985 through 2000 the following bill was before New York State Assembly
This will provide that before a person can collect unemployment
insurance, he or she will be required to work each week for the state
or local government or an approved non-profit organization, at a job
as closely fitting the claimants experience as possible. The minimum
amount of required work hours will be: dividing the claimants
applicable benefit rate by the hourly rate of his last employment.
The claimant will in no instance perform work which was previously
performed by a laid-off employee or which has resulted from a job
The justification for this bill was.......
It is unfortunate that certain persons cannot find employment. It is
equally unfortunate that such competent persons who are willing and
able are paid for doing nothing. This bill would serve to compensate
only those persons who have first served the public, not those who
have chosen to remain idle. A greater incentive to remain employed
will exist, as well as a greater incentive to seek alternative
employment when laid off. Benefits will also accrue to the public in
the form of increased public services, which would not otherwise be
The last action taken on this Bill was in 2001, when it was held over for consideration by Labor.
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