(a) An individual is “unemployed” in any week in which he or she meets any of the following conditions:
(1) Any week during which he or she performs no services and with respect to which no wages are payable to him or her.
(2) Any week of less than full-time work, if the wages payable to him or her with respect to the week, when reduced by twenty-five dollars ($25) or 25 percent of the wages payable, whichever is greater, do not equal or exceed his or her weekly benefit amount.
(3) Any week for which, except for the requirements of subdivision (d) of Section 1253, he or she would be eligible for benefits under Section 1253.5.
(4) Any week during which he or she performs full-time work for five days as a juror, or as a witness under subpoena.
(b) Authorized regulations shall be prescribed making such distinctions as may be necessary in the procedures applicable to unemployed individuals as to total unemployment, part-total employment, partial unemployment of individuals attached to their regular jobs, and other forms of short-time work.
(c) For the purpose of this section only “wages” includes any and all compensation for personal services whether performed as an employee or as an independent contractor or as a juror or as a witness, but does not include any payment received by a member of the National Guard or reserve component of the armed forces for inactive duty training, annual training, or emergency state active duty.
(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 761, Sec. 1.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018