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CASE NAME: Daniel Haugen, Respondent, vs. Superior Development, Inc., Relator, Department of Employment and Economic Development, Respondent.
Read the opinion in this case at A11-1888
CITATION: 819 N.W.2d 715 (Minn. Ct. App. 2012)
Legal Issues in RELATOR'S BRIEF ON THE MERITS:
1. Is the ULJ's conclusion that respondent employee Haugen quit his employment with good reason caused by relator employer, thus making him eligible for UI benefits, supported by substantial evidence in view of the entire record as submitted? 2. Does Minn. Stat. Sec. 481.02, subd. 2 afford appealing employers in UI appeals in this court the right to self-representation without aid of counsel? 3. Do the differing financial and attorney requirements for appealing employees and appealing employers, contained in Minn. Stat. Sec. 268.105, subd. 7, violate equal protection principles?
Legal Issues in Respondent Department's Brief and Appendix:
Under the law, an individual who quits employment for a good reason caused by his employer is eligible for unemployment benefits, and the benefits paid will be used in computing the future tax rate of the employer. Daniel Haugen quit his employment with Superior Development, Inc. ("Superior") because his weekly hours (at $15 per hour) were cut by Superior from 40 to 24, resulting in a corresponding decrease in his weekly wages. Did Haugen have a good reason caused by Superior to quit the employment? Unemployment Law Judge ("ULJ") Richard Reeves held that Haugen quit employment with Superior for a good reason caused by that employer, that he was eligible for unemployment benefits, and that benefits paid would be used in computing the future tax rate of Superior.
Also Filed: RELATOR'S REPLY BRIEF