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Changes to Iowa unemployment benefits coming July 1

by Tara Z. Hall Several changes related to unemployment benefits in Iowa are set to take effect July 1. The changes are seen as beneficial to employers. Unemployment and incarceration An amendment to the Iowa Employment Security Act (IESA) adds a new subsection to the Iowa Code that provides that an employee will be disqualified […]

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Is Quitting to Care for Fiancée Covered Under Minnesota’s Unemployment Law?

Employees who quit their jobs to care for a member of their immediate family generally are qualified to receive unemployment benefits in Minnesota. However, the Minnesota Court of Appeals recently heard a claim in which a former employee was denied unemployment benefits due to the fact that “fiancée” doesn’t fall within the statutory definition of […]

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No Unemployment Benefits for Employee Who Lied on Job Application

Recently, the Minnesota Supreme Court held that an employee’s misrepresentations on an employment application qualified as “employment misconduct” under the Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Law, Minn. Stat. ch. 268. As a result, the employee was disqualified from receiving unemployment benefits.

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Arizona Employer Faces Lawsuit Over Discharge of Cancer-Stricken Salesman

by Dinita L. James, Gonzalez Law, LLC It isn’t the best time for Sullivan Motor Co., a Mesa used-car dealership, to end up before the Arizona Civil Rights Division (ACRD) of the Arizona Attorney General’s (AG) Office on a charge that its treatment of a former salesman with terminal cancer violated the Arizona Civil Rights […]

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DOL Awards Grants for Reemployment Services in 50 States

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded $112 million to 50 state and territorial workforce agencies, including those in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia, to operate reemployment services and eligibility assessments programs for those receiving unemployment insurance (UI) benefits.

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New Arizona law outlaws double-dipping unemployment benefits

by Dinita L. James A new Arizona law going into effect July 24 means employees who are let go with severance pay won’t be eligible for unemployment benefits right away. The law adds a new section to Arizona Revised Statutes § 23-621 to define severance pay, a term that was undefined in earlier legislation, which […]

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New Wyoming law defines misconduct for unemployment benefits

by Bradley T. Cave A new law taking effect on July 1 defines “misconduct” in Wyoming’s unemployment benefits statute. The definition outlines the circumstances in which a former employee will be disqualified from unemployment benefits. Wyoming law already states that an employee will be disqualified from benefits if the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) […]

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