• BR-111428  pdf format of BR-111428

    BR-111428 (February 25, 2011) -- Between tours of duty on the employer's merchant marine vessel, the claimant was in total unemployment under G.L. c. 151A, sec. 1(r).  He was out of work because the collective bargaining agreement mandated an end to his assignment.  He registered with the hiring hall and, as an uncertified bosun, could only be re-employed through his hiring hall and only if a certified bosun was available.

  • BR-106952  pdf format of BR-106952

    BR-106952 (Feb. 13, 2009) -- Vacation pay to a merchant marine on shore leave was disqualifying remuneration under G.L. c. 151A, sec. 1(r), because he retained a contractual right to continued employment during this period of compulsory job rotation.