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CASE NAME: The Work Connection, Inc., Relator, vs. Son Q. Bui, Respondent, Department of Employment and Economic Development, Respondent.
Read the opinion in this case at A07-348
CITATION: 749 N.W.2d 63 (Minn. Ct. App. 2008)
Legal Issues in RELATOR'S BRIEF:
To receive unemployment benefits in Minnesota, an applicant "must have transportation throughout the labor market area." After Son Bui's job ended, The Work Connection, a staffing service, offered him a job six miles from his home. Bui turned it down because it was not on a bus line. Is an applicant who lacks transportation to a suitable job in his labor market area eligible for unemployment benefits? Agency decision: The Unemployment Law Judge (ULJ) ruled that Bui's rejection of the job offered by The Work Connection did not make him ineligible for benefits. The ULJ denied The Work Connection's appeal, and denied The Work Connection's request for reconsideration. Most apposite authorities: 1. Minn. Stat. § 268.085, subd. 15(e); 2. Hill v. Contract Beverages, Inc., 307 Minn. 356, 240 N.W.2d 314 (1976).
Legal Issues in RESPONDENT-DEPARTMENT'S BRIEF AND APPENDIX:
A person is disqualified from receiving unemployment benefits if he refuses or avoids an offer of suitable employment without good cause. Did Son Bui refuse an offer of suitable employment with good cause, where he had been taking the bus to work for the last two years in his previous assignment with The Work Connection, he did not own a vehicle, and the job The Work Connection offered him was not on the bus line? The Unemployment Law Judge held that Bui refused an offer of suitable employment from The Work Connection on September 18, 2006, but that he had good cause for refusing and so was not denied benefits based upon that refusal.
Also filed: RELATOR'S REPLY BRIEF