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UU 200.00 Leaves of Absence

Click on the case numbers below to access eligibility decisions about whether a claimant is in "unemployment" under G.L. c. 151A, while on a leave of absence.

0015 4145 42

0015 4145 42 (Nov. 23, 2015) – Claimant, who chose to take FMLA rather than quit when sudden child care issues forced him to stop working his regular full-time truck-driving shift, was eligible for benefits under G.L. c. 151A, §§ 29 and 1(r), because child care continued to limit his availability during his leave of absence, but his availability was not so limited as to remove him from the labor force.


BR-112431-EB-OP (Feb. 24, 2011) – A bartender, who was on a leave of absence from her part-time benefit year job after she broke her arm, was in unemployment, as she was able and available to perform work for other employers that did not require her to use her arm.


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