Labor Dept.: go back to work when called or lose benefits - Rutland Herald

Some workers may not want to return to work because they like the $1000 or so weekly state/federal unemployment insurance. Or they worry about safety.

"Michael Harrington, interim commissioner for the Vermont Department of Labor said staff members at the department are hearing who have declined to come back to their jobs despite Gov. Phil Scott's orders which are slowly reopening businesses. “The department wants to remind individuals that refusing suitable work, if you are able and available to work or refusing employment wages through their employer, may disqualify them from receiving benefits and may constitute fraud, which will be investigated,” Harrington said in a statement."

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