48-679. Short-time compensation program; individual; eligibility.

An individual is eligible to receive short-time compensation with respect to any week only if the individual is monetarily eligible for unemployment compensation, not otherwise disqualified for unemployment compensation, and:

(1) During the week, the individual is employed as a member of an affected unit under an approved short-time compensation plan, which was approved prior to that week, and the plan is in effect with respect to the week for which short-time compensation is claimed;

(2) Notwithstanding any other provisions of the Employment Security Law relating to availability for work and actively seeking work, the individual is available for the individual's usual hours of work with the short-time compensation employer, which may include, for purposes of this section, participating in training to enhance job skills that is approved by the commissioner such as employer-sponsored training or training funded under the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, 29 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.; and

(3) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an individual covered by a short-time compensation plan is deemed unemployed in any week during the duration of such plan if the individual's remuneration as an employee in an affected unit is reduced based on a reduction of the individual's usual weekly hours of work under an approved short-time compensation plan.

Source:Laws 2014, LB961, § 20; Laws 2017, LB172, § 82.