You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe


Market Basket part-timers encouraged to file for unemployment

State officials in Massachusetts and New Hampshire have encouraged Market Basket employees to apply for unemployment benefits, although they said that all benefit payments would be made on a case-by-case basis and required fact-finding.

In Massachusetts, part-time employees may be eligible for unemployment benefits if their hours are cut or reduced through no fault of their own, according to Dave Wilson, a partner at Hirsch Roberts Weinstein specializing in employment law. Depending on how much they made in the past year, workers who lose all their hours can receive about half their wages in unemployment benefits, Wilson said.

Continue reading below

A spokesman for Market Basket’s top management said the company would not contest unemployment benefit filings made by part-time employees who had their hours reduced or eliminated.

Jack Newsham can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @TheNewsHam.
Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week