1) You have to be paid, on your regular pay days, for all work you have done--the employer may not arbitrarily withhold your paycheck. If they will not provide it to you, you could take legal action against them (i.e. sue for it); you might also consider contacting the state department of labor to complain--the department may be able to help or advise you.
2) It is not necessary to be officially fired to be eligible for unemployment compensation--if it were, no employer would ever tell employees they are fired, but would simply stop paying them. If you are not allowed to work, do not receive hours, are not paid, etc., you may be "constructively"--or effectively terminated--even if you never received notification of termination. If your employer will not let you work, you may wish to try applying for unemployment benefits.
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