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Senate Bill 0144


Senate Bill 0144

ARCHIVE (2000)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Unemployment compensation. Provides that a person who voluntarily leaves employment without good cause or is discharged for just cause is ineligible to receive benefits until the person earns remuneration equal to or exceeding the weekly benefit amount of the person's claim for four weeks, instead of eight weeks. Provides that a person who leaves one job for a higher paying job is not automatically disqualified from receiving unemployment insurance benefits if the person is separated from employment in the second job without just cause. Provides that an employee who is discharged for violation of an attendance policy is not considered to have been discharged for just cause if the employee can show good cause for the absences or tardiness. Provides that "good cause" includes: (1) compelling family obligations; (2) sexual harassment; and (3) financial inability of the individual to maintain two separate residences.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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