Can an employee who works out of one state claim unemployment from another state if they don't live in the state they are claimig unemployment? I have employees scattered across the country and since we are a 501(c)(3), we are not liable for UI in the various states. If we were allowed to voluntarily elect, we would but a few states won't even let us do that. So I'm wondering if the employee from the state we don't have UI gets fired, can he claim for unemployment in the state where we are headquartered and have UI? I'm so confused. I just want our employees to not be penalized because we only employee 1 or 2 employees per state.