CHAPTER 180

UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION LAW RELATING TO BENEFIT PAYMENTS TO SEASONAL WORKERS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 258, VOLUME 41, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED, (KNOWN AND CITED AS THE "UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION LAW"), BY CHANGING THE PROVISIONS RELATIVE TO BENEFIT PAYMENTS TO SEASONAL WORKERS AND THE DURATION THEREOF.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That Section 19 of Chapter 258, Volume 41, Laws of Delaware, as amended, be further amended by striking out all of the said Section 19 and inserting in lieu thereof a new Section 19, reading as follows:

Sec. 19 (a). In the case of a claimant more than seventy-five per cent of whose base period earnings were received for seasonal employment, benefits shall be payable in any benefit year in any given calendar month only if the claimant had been employed in the corresponding calendar month of his base period.

Sec. 19 (b). The term "seasonal employment" means employment in a seasonal industry by a person who has been engaged in such industry during his base period and who during the portion or portions of the year when such industry was not in operation, was not engaged in any other work. Provided, however, that no occupation or industry shall be deemed to provide seasonal employment that is not part of the first processing of agricultural products and/or seafood products. For the purposes of this section, the canning of chicken and allied products shall be considered part of such processing of agricultural products.

Sec. 19 (c). For the purposes of this section a week shall be considered to fall within a month if four or more days of the week fall within said month. The limitations of this section shall not apply to the payment of benefits for partial employment.

Section 2. That this Act shall take effect July 1, 1951.

Approved June 4, 1951.