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CASE NAME: Kenneth Petracek, Relator, vs. University of Minnesota, Respondent, Department of Employment and Economic Development, Respondent.
Read the opinion in this case at A09-1475
CITATION: 780 N.W.2d 927 (Minn. Ct. App. 2010)
Legal Issues in Respondent/Department's Brief and Appendix:
Under the Minnesota law, being in jail does not excuse an individual from accepting an offer of work, nor does it excuse an individual from reporting for work, or calling in to say he is unable to come to work. Kenneth Petracek failed to participate in an evidentiary hearing before an unemployment law judge because he was in jail. Does being in jail, per se, excuse participation in a hearing under Minnesota law? Unemployment Law Judge Scott Mismash held Petracek's incarceration did not excuse his failing to participate in the hearing, and dismissed his case under Minn. Stat. §268.105, subd. 1(d).
Also filed: Relator's Pro Se Brief