Unemployment qualification questions

Unemployment qualification questions

One of the branches of the resturant that my boyfriend works at is closing - the owner can't afford it anymore, but is keeping the other branch open. My boyfriend is unsure if he'll be laid off or fired as a result, and is unsure if the people buying the company will decide to keep him on. Either way, he would like to end his employment there and collect unemployment while he searches for a job in his field (computer networking). As these jobs are hard to come by, he'll need unemployment for a few months at least until he can hopefully find something. We live in Michigan. My question is - can he get unemployment if he quits? If he is laid off? Can he collect unemployment from a company that is shut down - though there is one branch still open? What if the new company wants to keep him on and he declines, would he still qualify for unemployment? The second branch is it's own company with it's own bank accounts and legal standing, which makes him wonder if he can collect unemployment from a nonexistent company. Thanks for any advice/help.
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