Attorney Rogge Dunn Answers KPRC NBC Houston Viewers’ Employment Questions

Your job-related coronavirus questions answered

Published March 24, 2020

Q: I wasn’t laid off, but my hours were cut. Can I still get unemployment to help pay my bills? 

Dunn’s answer: Whether they call it furloughed, laid off, fired, I would apply for unemployment benefits. As the great Wayne Gretsky said, ‘You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.’ The worst that can happen if you were furloughed and you apply is they say you’re not eligible.


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