Unemployment Insurance: Temporary Work

Many individuals who work in temporary employment collect unemployment insurance (UI) benefits between job assignments. The basic eligibility requirements are the same for temporary workers as they are for permanent workers. However, because of the way temporary workers move into and out of jobs, it is especially important that those workers understand the rules for eligibility and reporting requirements.

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This Fact Sheet is intended to provide accurate, general information regarding legal rights relating to employment in California. Yet because laws and legal procedures are subject to frequent change and differing interpretations, the Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center cannot ensure the information in this Fact Sheet is current nor be responsible for any use to which it is put. Do not rely on this information without consulting an attorney or the appropriate agency about your rights in your particular situation.