Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Editor: Mitchell H. Rubinstein
New York Law School

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Unemployment For Family Members

In a major decision, the Minnesota Court of Appeals held that a state law prohibiting family-member personal care assistants from obtaining unemployment insurance benefits is unconstitutional (Weir v. ACCRA Care, Minn. Ct. App., No. A12-0764, 2/25/13).

Judge Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks reasoned that the law that defined family-member PCAs as “noncovered employees’’ for unemployment insurance purposes violates the Minnesota Constitution's equal protection clause.

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