New York State Department of Labor / Unemployment Claims
If you ever have to make a claim with New York State Department of Labor, for Unemployment Insurance, BEWARE. DO NOT take any part time job, or temporary job while claiming your benefits, even though you notify them you have worked. Besides taking a good part of the day to speak to a real person, paperwork you file, gets lost, phone conversations with representatives are forgotten as soon as they hang-up the phone, and there is no inter-office communication to support the claimant. You are better off receiving your full claim, and then looking for work. The Department of Labor only cares about how much they can screw you out of your claim. It doesn't matter how hard you have worked for a previous employer, or the reason you were terminated. The arrogant and nasty, employees at the Department of Labor, DO NOT CARE about you, or your claim. Remember... your unemployment insurance was paid by you. The funds are taken out of every pay check. The employer pays very little. Good luck.