|What are Sections 590.10 and 590.11?||
They are sections of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Law that deal with people who:
If we determine that Section 590 applies to your case, then you may not use the wages earned with an educational institution to qualify for a claim.
|What types of workers fall under Section 590.10 of the UI Law?||
A: Section 590.10 applies to someone who is employed by an educational institution in an instructional, research, or principal administrative capacity. Examples include:
|Which employees fall under Section 590.11 of the UI Law?||
Section 590.11 applies to someone who is employed by an educational institution in other than an instructional, research, or principal administrative capacity. Examples include:
|When is Section 590.10/590.11 an issue?||
Section 590.10 or 590.11 is only an issue when you work for a school or educational institution and file a claim:
|What if I work in a school, but am not directly employed by the school itself?||
If you work in a school but are not directly employed by the school itself, Section 590.10 or 590.11 does not affect you. For example, Section 590 would not apply to you if you work for a private bus company or a private food service vendor that contracts with a school.
|What if I work for a school, but also have work for a non-school employer?||
If you are a teacher or other school employee, you cannot use the work with that educational institution to qualify for a claim if Section 590 applies. However, if you also have work for a non-school employer (during the base period), we will still consider those wages to see if you qualify for unemployment benefits.
|What constitutes reasonable assurance if I am a ‘regular’ employee?||
You would have reasonable assurance of a job, if you receive:
|What constitutes reasonable assurance if I am a per diem employee?||
You have reasonable assurance if:
|How does reasonable assurance affect my claim?||
If you receive reasonable assurance:
Note: If you filed an additional claim and:
|Are the school wages removed for an indefinite period of time?||
No. They are removed only for a specific period of time. Reasonable assurance takes effect on the later of these two days:
It ends the day before the first day of the school year.
|How is reasonable assurance determined if I worked for more than one educational institution in the prior school term?||
This requires a more complex evaluation. The Department of Labor will first consider whether your earnings (including fringe benefits) in the upcoming school term are expected to be 90% of your earnings (from all schools) in the prior school term (for work in the same capacity).
|What if the reasonable assurance that I was given doesn’t turn into actual employment?||
You may receive retroactive UI benefits for every week in which you claimed benefits when your work in the prior term was classified as 590.11 ONLY:
Even if you had reasonable assurance given in good faith by the employer
|What if I’m still within a period covered by the school contract?||
If the contract remains in force, you would be considered:
However, if the contract period has ended and you: Still receive a salary (for example, you have a 10-month contract, but spread pay over a 12-month period)
|What if I was laid off, but I’m also receiving Severance Pay?||
Your Severance Pay issue will be reviewed in the same manner as any other claimant who files. Generally, individuals who receive Severance Pay are eligible for unemployment benefits. For details, see our frequently asked question about severance and other separation-related payments.
|What if I was laid off, but I’m also receiving a Pension?||
Your pension issue will be reviewed in the same manner as any other claimant who files. For details, see our frequently asked question about pensions.
|When should I file a claim?||
See our frequently asked question about when to file a claim.
|How can I find out if I am eligible for unemployment benefits?||
The only way to find out your eligibility is to file an unemployment claim. The Department of Labor cannot provide predeterminations, because: