A number of decisions on voluntary leaving
and misconduct reflected the neoliberal context ..." (170).
`The fall in numbers of farm workers still continues, and it is no longer a voluntary leaving
of the land for a better job, but a dismissal from the land.'
Reason: Is your voluntary leaving
a loss or a gain?
Employees engage in absenteeism (i.e., temporary withdrawal) behavior before progressing to voluntary leaving
the organization (Rosse & Miller, 1984).
Reimbursing employers are no longer charged for benefits paid to an individual who was disqualified for voluntary leaving, discharge for misconduct, or refusal of suitable work.
Under the disqualification provisions for voluntary leaving, discharge for misconduct, and refusal of suitable work, an individual will be considered to have committed a disqualifying act for failure to comply with the terms and conditions of an established employer policy, which may include blanket, random, periodic, and probable cause testing do governs the use, sale, possession, or effects of controlled substances or alcohol in the workplace.
The last employer's account will not be charged for benefits paid that were due to (1) a disqualification for voluntary leaving if physically unable to work or to accept other bona fide work; (2) discharge for misconduct; (3) a refusal to accept or apply for suitable work; (4) ineligibility due to a between-terms denial; or (5) the claimant's subsequently performing work for at least 30 days for an individual or organization which was not a covered employer.
An individual will not be disqualified for voluntary leaving without good cause if he or she left because of the voluntary or involuntary transfer of a spouse from one job to another, for the same employer or a different employer, at a geographic location that makes it unreasonable for the individual to continue to work at the same job.
The disqualification for voluntary leaving, discharge for misconduct, and refusal of suitable work has been changed to the duration of unemployment and until the individual has 4 weeks of work and wages equal to eight (previously four) times the weekly benefit amount.
The requalifying requirement for purging a disqualification for voluntary leaving, discharge for misconduct, leaving self-employment, or failing to apply for or accept suitable work was amended to require the individual to earn at least 120 percent of the weekly benefit amount in any 5 weeks.
The amount of wages needed to purge a disqualification for voluntary leaving, discharge for misconduct, refusal of suitable work, and voluntary leaving due to marital obligations decreased to 16 (previously 20) times the weekly benefit amount.
New legislation redefined good cause for voluntary leaving as good cause attributable to the work or the employer.