able to work

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The definition of “able to work” is defined as capable of employment.  A person who is able to work is ineligible to receive unemployment benefits on the basis of illness or injury. 

See, e.g., International Union, et al. v. Johnson Controls, Inc., 499 U.S. 187 (1991) and Berrios v. 735 Ave. of the Americas, LLC, 959 N.Y.S.2d 477 (2013).

See also:

  • Employment law
  • Labor and employment laws
  • Unemployment compensation
  • Worker's compensation
  • Workplace safety

[Last updated in June of 2022 by the Wex Definitions Team]