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CASE NAME: Daniel J. Scheeler, Relator, vs. Sartell Water Controls, Inc., Respondent, Department of
Employment and Economic Development, Respondent.
Read the opinion in this case at A06-715
CITATION: 730 N.W.2d 285 (Minn. Ct. App. 2007)
Filed - INFORMAL BRIEF OF RELATOR:
Legal Issues in RESPONDENT - DEPARTMENT'S BRIEF AND APPENDIX:
- Under the law, an applicant on a voluntary leave of absence is ineligible for unemployment benefits. The statute defines a leave of absence as voluntary when work is available, but the applicant chooses not to work. Daniel J. Scheeler could have worked, but instead volunteered to accept a temporary leave program offered by his employer, with the understanding that he would return to work no later than 90 days later. While on leave, he moved out of state, so that when he was recalled, he refused to return to work. Was Scheeler on a voluntary leave of absence?