High Court Alters Eligibility for Unemployment Insurance in Washington State

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Washington Supreme Court holds that ?good cause? for a voluntary quit is not limited to statutory list previously relied on by Employment Security Department. As a result

of the court?s decision in Spain v. Employment Security Department, employees will likely argue that they are entitled to unemployment compensation because they left work

voluntarily for ?good cause.?

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