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CASE NAME: James Weir, Relator, vs. ACCRA Care, Inc., Respondent, Department of Employment and Economic Development, Respondent.
Read the opinion in this case at A12-0764
CITATION: 828 N.W.2d 470 (Minn. Ct. App. 2013)
Legal Issues in RESPONDENT-DEPARTMENT'S BRIEF AND APPENDIX:
Under the law, only individuals who have earned wages in "covered employment" may be paid unemployment benefits. Work as a personal care assistant for an immediate family member is not "covered employment." James Weir worked as a personal care assistant for his mother. Did Weir earn wages in covered employment? Unemployment Law Judge Bryan Eng concluded that Weir was ineligible for unemployment benefits, as he could not establish a benefit account without first earning wages in covered employment.
Also Filed: Relator's informal brief