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Subchapter 003 : Short-Time Compensation Program(Cite as: 21 V.S.A. § 1457)
§ 1457. Eligibility
(a) An individual is eligible to receive STC benefits with respect to any week only if, in addition to eligibility for monetary entitlement, the Commissioner finds that:
(1) the individual is employed during that week as a member of an affected unit under an approved short-time compensation plan that was in effect for that week;
(2) the individual is able to work and is available for the normal work week with the short-time employer;
(3) notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter to the contrary, an individual is deemed unemployed in any week for which remuneration is payable to him or her as an employee in an affected unit for less than his or her normal weekly hours of work as specified under the approved short-time compensation plan in effect for the week;
(4) notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter to the contrary, an individual shall not be denied STC benefits for any week by reason of the application of provisions relating to availability for work and active search for work with an employer other than the short-time employer.
(b) Eligible employees may participate, as appropriate, in training, including employer-sponsored training or worker training funded under the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, to enhance job skills if the program has been approved by the Department. (Added 1985, No. 140 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 2013, No. 72, § 35c, eff. June 30, 2013; 2019, No. 131 (Adj. Sess.), § 126.)