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Kalua
Whether a student employee may collect unemployment depends on whether they are primarily a student or an employee.
Keanini
A bus driver got a ticket while off duty. His driver's license was suspended for three months. He told the bus company about this and said he'd do any other work around the place. A month later, he was fired. The court says he collects because he didn't do anything on purpose on the job.
Keanini
The bus driver's second appeal.
Hardin
An airlines reservation clerk was frequently absent with medical problems. She was discharged for being undependable. She does not collect.
Medeiros
They say that even a joke about violence violates the employer's zero tolerance poilicy.
Medeiros
They say that even a joke about violence violates the employer's zero tolerance poilicy. This judge dissents. No wilful misconduct in a joke, he says.
Rife
A fast food manager complained the place was in disrepair, but nothing was done. He says they lied to him about pay and advancements. Finally, when they told him he had to cut two other managers' hours and work ten more hours for free, he quit. He collects.
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