On paper, I am an employee of the business and others. My EI claim was from being laid off from another company.
But the business gets paid at random intervals depending on business activity. Then my personal account gets paid at other certain times, or never if the earnings are spent on the business. e.g. Suppose business gets paid $5,000 this week, but it spends $5,000 on office equipment and tools. Then it has $0 to give to me personally, unless I purposely force it to draw down its cash balance.