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AB-1066 Unemployment insurance: trade disputes: eligibility for benefits. (2019-2020)

Current Version: 08/30/19 - Amended Senate         Compare Versions information image


Amended  IN  Senate  August 30, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 30, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 22, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 26, 2019


Assembly Bill
No. 1066

Introduced by Assembly Member Gonzalez
This bill would restore eligibility for unemployment benefits after the first 4 3 weeks of a trade dispute for an employee who left work because of the trade dispute. The bill would specify that the one-week waiting period otherwise required for unemployment benefits is not additionally required under these circumstances. The bill would also codify specified case law that holds that employees who left work due to a lockout by the employer, even if it was in anticipation of a trade dispute, are eligible for benefits. The bill would specify that the bill’s provisions do not diminish eligibility for benefits of individuals deprived of work due to an employer lockout or similar action, as specified.
Because this bill would expand the categories of people eligible to receive benefits from a continuously appropriated fund, it would make an appropriation.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: YES   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


 Section 1262 of the Unemployment Insurance Code is amended to read:

 (a) An individual is not eligible for unemployment compensation benefits, and these benefits shall not be payable, if the individual left work because of a trade dispute, other than a lockout in the establishment where the individual was employed.
(b) The ineligibility of an individual to receive benefits pursuant to subdivision (a) shall expire after the first four three weeks of the trade dispute and shall, thereafter, be eligible. The one-week waiting period required by Section 1253 shall not be required in addition to the waiting period established in this subdivision.
(c) Nothing in this section shall diminish the eligibility of individuals who were deprived of work as a result of an employer lockout or similar action under the principles set out in Coast Packing Co. v. California Unemployment Ins. Appeals Bd. (1966) 64 Cal.2d 76.