Voluntary Quit VQ 500 - Fact Finding Guide
Wages and Time
- What was the specific basis of the claimant's objection regarding the wage?
- Was there a definite agreement concerning wages?
- What were the terms of the agreement?
- When and how were the terms of the agreement broken?
- What reason does the employer give for violating the agreement?
- Was the agreement in writing or were there any witnesses to the agreement?
- If the wage was reduced, what was the reason for the reduction? Was the reduction less than 20%?
- If the reduction was less than 20%, was the reduced wage within the prevailing wage for like work in the area?
- If the employer was unable or unwilling to pay wages when due:
- Was this the first instance?
- Did the claimant file a complaint or otherwise bring action against the employer?
- What is the employer's explanation of the situation?
- If the dissatisfaction with wages was based on low commission or piece rate earnings:
- How long did the claimant work for the employer under this method computing wages?
- What were the claimant’s average earnings over the past several months?
- What reasons do the claimant and the employer give for the low earnings?
- Does it appear the low earnings would have been temporary?
- What was the specific basis of the claimant's objection?
- Was the employer's requirement reasonable?
- If the claimant quit because of reduced hours, did the claimant have prospects of other work?
- Did the claimant's hours conflict in any way with his or her efforts to seek other work?
- Did the claimant file a grievance or otherwise advise the employer of his or her objections prior to quitting?
- Did the claimant allow the employer an opportunity to remedy the situation prior to quitting?