B VQ/RWE/Refusal of Job Offer Exemptions
 
(01/01/20 - 12/31/20)
Effective for benefit month 04/2020 until further notice, see Urgent Bulletin emailed 03/27/2020 regarding work requirements.
 
Participants are exempt from VQ/RWE/Refusal of Job Offer requirements when the following applies:
 
The CA participant currently is, or was exempt from Jobs Participation at the time of the voluntary quit, reduction in work effort or refusal of job offer.
The NA participant currently is, or was exempt from NA Work Registration at the time of the voluntary quit, or reduction in work effort, or refusal of job offer.
 
EXCEPTION
Participants who are employed are exempt from NA work requirements or CA Jobs participation requirements. These participants are not exempt from VQ/RWE requirements. (See WORW for work registration status)
 
The voluntary quit or reduction in work effort results from one of the following:
Reduction of work hours by the employer, while working for that same employer
Terminating a self-employment enterprise
Resigning from a job or reducing work hours at the demand of the employer
For NA, the participant reduces work hours to less than 30 hours a week but continues to earn weekly wages that exceed the Federal minimum wage multiplied by 30 hours.
The participant who voluntarily quits or reduces work effort accepts other employment of comparable hours or salary.
 
WARNING
Do not consider a job incomparable simply because the number of hours or the salary of the new job is lower than the job that is quit. A participant can quit a job for one that might offer more opportunity.