1105.025.00 Work Requirements

1105.025.10.05 Determining Good Cause for Job Quit, Reduced Work Hours or Refusal of an Offer of Suitable Employment

IM-33 June 24, 2014

Determine if the there was good cause when an EU member:

  • voluntarily quit employment
  • reduced work hours below 30 hours/week or earnings below 30 hours per week times the federal minimum wage, or
  • refused an offer of suitable employment

Consider all reported facts and individual circumstances when making this determination.

Reasons for Good Cause include, but are not limited to:

  • Job did not meet suitable employment criteria
  • A person resigns at the demand of the employer
  • Discrimination by an employer based on age, race, sex, color, handicap, religious beliefs, national origin or political beliefs
  • Unreasonable work demands or conditions made continued employment unreasonable. For example, working without being paid on schedule
  • Acceptance of other employment at a wage equivalent to working 30 hours/week at federal minimum wage
  • Reduced work hours under 30 hours/week, but wage earned is equivalent to working 30 hrs/week, at federal minimum wage, or above
  • Enrolled at least half-time in any recognized school, training program or institution of higher education
  • Changes in the household impacted access to current employment. For example, the Food Stamp EU moved to another community because a member accepted a new job or enrolled at least half-time in a recognized school, training program, or institution of higher education.
  • Quit a job or reduced hours due to personal health reasons or health reasons of others
  • Resignation of someone under age 60, which the employer recognizes as retirement
  • Quit in the context of the natural pattern of employment, such as migrant or construction labor
  • Hours of employment were reduced because of demands of the employer and the employer remains the same
  • Quit unsubsidized employment to join a volunteer program, such as VISTA, AMERICORPS, etc.
  • Unavailability of transportation
  • Inadequate child care for children under age 12
  • Self employment ended
  • Other circumstances where the agency determines there is good cause