Current through Register Vol. 48, No. 14, April 8, 2022
A. An individual
who is prevented from accepting employment because of confinement in jail is
unavailable for work. However, every form of legal detention does not result in
complete withdrawal from the labor market.
B. In most instances, a person on probation
is not unduly restricted. Neither is a person who is free on bond pending
appearance in court. A person under a peace bond (a bond conditioned on
performance or non-performance of certain acts) may or may not be available,
depending upon how much his field of employment is restricted. Broadly speaking
a person is available for work when his personal conditions and circumstances
leave him free to accept and undertake some form of work for which he is
qualified. The fact that employers may hesitate to employ a person with a
police record is irrelevant, since the person's availability is not dependent
upon the willingness of employers to hire him.