Paid leave is when you get paid but are not working. It is usually when your employer pays you for the time you get off for holidays, vacation, and sick days. It can also be if you are “on-call” or on “standby.” If you are getting paid leave from your current employer, you must report those earnings in the calendar week for which you were absent from work – either for vacation, during a holiday, or if you were sick. If your employer is paying you to stay away from work or to remain on standby, you should report those earnings on your weekly claim, even if you are not paid during the same week.
You must report all your earnings each week you file a claim. A calendar week runs from Sunday through Saturday.
If you receive holiday or vacation pay more than 45 days from when you were off work, contact the UI Center here or by calling 1-877-345-3484.
If you don’t report your earnings accurately, you may cause an overpayment on your claim that you would have to pay back. If you hide information or report wrong information on purpose, that is fraud. FRAUD IS A CRIME and can result in penalties up to and including criminal prosecution.