Thursday, March 28, 2013
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.