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CASE NAME: Heather Rowan, Relator, vs. Dream It, Inc., Respondent, Department of Employment and Economic Development, Respondent.
Read the opinion in this case at A11-1135
CITATION: 812 N.W.2d 879 (Minn. Ct. App. 2012)
Also filed: Relator's short letter argument
Legal Issues in RESPONDENT-DEPARTMENT'S BRIEF AND APPENDIX:
Under the law, an individual who quits employment for other than a defined set of reasons is ineligible for all unemployment benefits. Heather Rowan quit her employment as a painter for Dream It, Inc., at her employer's request, so that she could continue doing work for Dream It as an independent contractor. Did Rowan quit her employment? If so, does any exception to ineligibility apply? Unemployment Law Judge Peder Nestingen found Rowan quit her employment, and was ineligible for unemployment benefits because she did not fall under any exception to ineligibility.