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CASE NAME: Timothy Grunow, Relator, vs. Walser Automotive Group LLC, Respondent, Department of Employment and Economic Development, Respondent.
Read the opinion in this case at A09-1338
CITATION: 779 N.W.2d 577 (Minn. Ct. App. 2010)
Legal Issues in Relator's Informal Brief:
Did the Unemployment Law Judge err in finding that Timothy A. Grunow did not qualify under Minnesota Statutes Section 268.095, subdivision 1, as a person who quit his employment to accept other covered employment that provided substantially better terms and conditions of employment?
Legal Issues in RESPONDENT-DEPARTMENT'S BRIEF AND APPENDIX:
Under the law, an individual who quits employment in order to accept substantially better employment, but then does not actually begin working in the new position, is not ineligible for unemployment benefits. Relator Timothy Grunow quit his employment at Walser Automotive Group LLC ("Walser") in order to take a new position at a Denny Hecker dealership ("Hecker"). This new position paid less per hour, charged more for health insurance, and unlike his position at Walser, was non-union. It would, however, have been 15 miles closer to Grunow's home, and would not have required him to work Saturdays, as Walser sometimes did. The Unemployment Law Judge Dennis Evans found the Hecker position did not offer substantially better terms and conditions of employment, and therefore found that Grunow was ineligible for unemployment benefits.