Terminations & Quitting

Unemployment Benefits – Denied for Employment Misconduct

The Minnesota Court of Appeals reviewed a claim for unemployment benefits after an applicant claimed he was terminated from his job for reasons other than employment misconduct.  The case was called Labalestra v. Columns Resource Group, Inc. In Minnesota, an applicant is eligible for unemployment benefits if they are discharged or fired for reasons other […]

Union Members Beware When Collecting Unemployment Benefits

If you are a Union Member and trying to collecting unemployment benefits in Minnesota, consider having your unemployment claim for eligibility reviewed by an unemployment lawyer. In Minnesota, a worker can collect unemployment if they are eligible for benefits.  Although exceptions apply, a worker who is not working because of a labor dispute is generally […]

Applicants & Employers

Unemployment Lawyer in Duluth MN

What Does an Unemployment Lawyer in Duluth MN Do? As an unemployment lawyer in Duluth MN, this law office helps  Applicants and Employers defend themselves when confronted with an unemployment appeal. Also, an unemployment lawyer in Duluth MN can help you find ways to prevent, reduce, and or or prepare for issues related to the unemployment system in Minnesota.  For […]

Unemployment Base Period

Base Period in Minnesota – What Does This Mean?

What is your unemployment base period in Minnesota and what does it mean?  Base Period in Minnesota as it pertains to unemployment benefits is a complicated term used by the unemployment office.  By definition, your unemployment base period in Minnesota is your last four completed calendar quarters of employment.  But, this issue is much more complicated than […]

Recent Appeals…

Unemployment Appeal – Seasonal Employees

In a recent decision titled McNeilly v. Dept. of Employment, 778 N.W. 2d 707, a Seasonal Employee was laid off for lack of work and deemed ineligible for unemployment benefits.   Although this decision favored the employer, it is important to note that the employee involved in this decision was not actively seeking off-season work. Seasonal […]

Unemployment Appeal: Overpaid Unemployment Benefits

In Castrovinci v. Department of Employment and Economic Development, an applicant appealed an unemployment decision affirming an unemployment overpayment of $1,951. In this case, an applicant for unemployment benefits was not available or actively seeking employment while attending college in Florida.  The Applicant made themselves available to work only on nonschool days, was unwilling to […]

Unemployment Appeal: Independent Contractor and Truck Driver

A truck driver delivering liquid fertilizer for a farm was deemed to be an employee, not an independent contractor, in an action arising from his application for unemployment compensation benefits.  The employee drove a truck that was “furnished” by the farm (the employer).  also, the employer paid for the independent contractor’s gasoline, truck repairs, and […]

MN Unemployment Laws:

Minnesota Unemployment Laws

Minnesota unemployment laws are provided under Minnesota Chapter 268 and Minnesota … [Read More]

Changes to Minnesota Unemployment Laws

Changes to Minnesota unemployment laws in 2013 in comparison to 2012 are limited. … [Read More]

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