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Title 21: Labor

Chapter 9: EMPLOYER'S LIABILITY AND WORKERS' COMPENSATION

21 V.S.A. § 601. Definitions



§ 1458. Short-time compensation benefits

(a) The short-time weekly benefit amount shall be the product of the regular weekly unemployment compensation amount multiplied by the percentage of reduction in the individual's usual weekly hours of work.

(b) No individual, including a claimant for STC, is eligible in any benefit year for more than the maximum unemployment compensation entitlement payable in accordance with section 1340 of this title.

(c) The STC benefits paid an individual shall be deducted from the maximum unemployment compensation entitlement amount established in accordance with section 1340 for that individual's benefit year.

(d) Claims for STC benefits shall be filed in the same manner as claims for unemployment compensation or as prescribed by the Commissioner.

(e) Provisions of this subchapter and Vermont Employment Security Board rules applicable to unemployment compensation claimants shall apply to STC claimants to the extent that they are not inconsistent with this subchapter. An individual who files a new initial claim for STC benefits shall be provided, if eligible therefor, a monetary determination of entitlement to STC benefits and shall serve a waiting week as required under § 1343(a)(4) of this title.

(f)(1) If an individual works in the same week for both the short-time employer and another employer and his or her combined hours of work for both employers are equal to or greater than 81 percent of the usual hours of work with the short-time employer, he or she shall not be entitled to benefits under these short-time provisions or the unemployment compensation provisions.

(2) If an individual works in the same week for both the short-time employer and another employer and his or her combined hours of work for both employers are equal to or less than 80 percent of the usual hours of work for the short-time employer, the benefit amount payable for that week shall be the weekly unemployment compensation amount reduced by the same percentage that the combined hours are of the usual hours of work. A week for which benefits are paid under this provision shall count as a week of short-time compensation.

(3) An individual who does not work during a week for the short-time employer, and is otherwise eligible, shall be paid his or her full weekly unemployment compensation benefit amount under the provisions of the regular unemployment compensation program. Such a week shall not be counted as a week for which short-time compensation benefits were received.

(4) An individual who does not work the short-time employer's identified workweek reduction hours as certified by the application due to the use of paid vacation or personal time shall be paid benefits for the week under the partial unemployment compensation provisions of the regular unemployment compensation program.

(5) An individual who does not work for the short-time employer during a week but works for another employer and is otherwise eligible, shall be paid benefits for that week under the partial unemployment compensation provisions of the regular UI program. Such a week shall not be counted as a week with respect to which STC benefits were received. (Added 1985, No. 140 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 2007, No. 104 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 2009, No. 124 (Adj. Sess.), § 9, eff. July 1, 2012; 2011, No. 162 (Adj. Sess.), § E401.7.)