QUITTING EMPLOYMENT TO MOVE TO ANOTHER JOB WILL NOT ALWAYS ENTITLE YOU TO UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS IF YOU LOSE THE SECOND JOB
Circumstances often dictate that a person must quit his job due to a desire to move to a different city and get a job there. The question arises as to whether the loss of the second job will affect his rights to unemployment compensation benefits in Colorado, under the Colorado Employment Security Act (CESA). (CESA is found at Colorado Revised Statutes §§ 8-70-101 to 8-82-105). Based on a recent decision of the Colorado Court of Appeals (“Nagl”) , your wage credits at the first employer may not be considered in awarding benefits if you quit voluntarily. (Nagl v. Indus. Claim Appeals Office of Colo., 2015 COA 51 (Colo. Ct. App. April 23, 2015)). Therefore, if you only worked a short time at the second job, your entitlement to benefits may be greatly reduced.