California unemployment: Where's the threshold for a reduction of hours constituting job loss?
In California, at what point does an employer-mandated reduction of salary/work expectations constitute job loss and eligibility for unemployment insurance?
Say you're a full-time, salaried, exempt employee, and instead of laying you off your employer cuts your salary/work expectations to half of one percent of full-time, or 12 minutes a week. I'm confident that California law would see that as a loss of job, and you'd be unambiguously eligible for unemployment insurance.
But what if your employer only cuts your salary/work expectations to sixty percent, or fifty percent, of full-time? Where's the threshold where you can successfully claim loss of job even though your employer continues to offer some part-time version of the full-time job you signed up for?
I can't find the answer at California EDD
, and they're not responding to my queries. Perhaps someone here has fresh research to share . . . ? I'm asking in particular about salaried positions, not hourly positions -- but if you know about both, I certainly won't object if your answer contains bonus knowledge!