No ride to work? You might be eligible for unemployment benefits

WORD OF CAUTION: Matthew Weldon, the director of the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, says a ruling by the DLT’s Board of Review doesn’t mean that everybody who has transportation problems will be eligible for unemployment benefits. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM
WORD OF CAUTION: Matthew Weldon, the director of the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, says a ruling by the DLT’s Board of Review doesn’t mean that everybody who has transportation problems will be eligible for unemployment benefits. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM
An employee is responsible for getting to work on time. But if an employer is inflexible when that worker loses their transportation, and the person quits, that business may find itself on the losing end of a claim for unemployment insurance benefits. That’s one of the potential implications of a recent ruling in R.I. District…

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