The Minnesota Court of Appeals has affirmed two unemployment law judges’ decisions to deny unemployment compensation to individuals terminated for clear policy violations.

In Nolan v. Great River Federal Credit Union, Ms. Nolan was terminated for violating the credit union’s policies which prohibit employees from performing transactions concerning family members’ accounts.  Ms. Nolan

Recently, the Minnesota Court of Appeals denied unemployment benefits in three separate cases where employees were terminated for misconduct.  In Blomker v. U.S. Federal Employees, Minn. Ct. App. # A15-0046 (Aug. 24, 2015 – unpublished), Ms. Blomker was discharged for insubordination for repeatedly failing to follow a supervisory directive to stop copying upper management

MnUI-seal-header-sharpMore news on the Unemployment front:  In Fish v. YMCA, A14-728 (Minn. App. 12/15/2014), Mr. Fish was discharged for misconduct from employment with the YMCA.  Minn. Stat. § 268.095, Subd. 4 indicates an employee who is discharged for misconduct is ineligible for unemployment benefits.  Employment misconduct is defined as ‘intentional, negligent or indifferent

 We all know the words, "You’re Fired," but what does that mean for unemployment benefits.  Generally, employees who quit, are discharged for employment misconduct or are discharged because of aggravated employment misconduct are not entitled to receive unemployment benefits from the State of Minnesota. Of course, there are some exceptions to these rules.

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