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PDFWAC 192-240-020

Suitable work provisions—Extended benefits—RCW 50.22.020 (3) and (4).

(1) An individual receiving benefits must be available for suitable work. Except as provided in subsection (2), any job is considered suitable if you are receiving extended benefits unless:
(a) It is not within your capabilities;
(b) The position is vacant because of a labor dispute, working conditions are substantially less favorable than similar work in the area, or you would be required to join or resign from a union or labor organization (see RCW 50.20.110);
(c) The gross weekly pay is less than your weekly benefit amount, plus any supplemental unemployment benefits you receive from your former employer; or
(d) The job pays less than the higher of the federal or state minimum wage.
(2) If you can show that you have good prospects of returning to work in your customary occupation within a reasonably short period of time, suitable work is considered to be work in keeping with your prior work experience, education, or training. "Good prospects for work" means you have:
(a) A definite recall or hire date within four weeks; or
(b) A probable recall or hire date within four weeks, based on an extremely favorable position on a union out-of-work list, seasonal factors, or historical experience.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 50.12.010 and 50.12.040. WSR 07-22-055, § 192-240-020, filed 11/1/07, effective 12/2/07; WSR 03-06-038, § 192-240-020, filed 2/26/03, effective 3/29/03.]
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