Precedent Decisions E – M

This index organizes precedent decisions around a key word or phrase. The “Subject” category is a broad area relevant to the law surrounding the issue. The “Sub-Category” is a further division of the issues related to the “Subject.”

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Subject Sub-Category Precedent Decision Numbers
Elective Coverage P-D-098,
Eligibility Based on facts at time claim filed P-B-259, P-B-265, P-B-266, P-B-472
Based on facts at time employment ends P-B-065, P-B-208, P-B-266
Employer Reimbursable P-T-407, P-B-414
Who is the employer:  
   Association of employers P-B-356
   Entire employing unit P-R-339
   Temporary services employer P-T-473
   Unity of enterprise P-T-019, P-T-033, P-T-158, P-T-358
Employment Belief of parties P-T-099, P-T-100
Bona fide P-B-005, P-B-059, P-B-165, P-B-272
Casual P-T-404
Church schools P-T-336
Compared to work P-B-005, P-B-154, P-B-156
Contract of P-B-116, P-B-275
Corporate officer P-T-358, P-T-406
Dual status as independent contractor P-T-406
Exempt P-B-111, P-B-269, P-B-333, P-T-336, P-T-404
Family P-B-111, P-T-405
Federal P-B-067, P-B-090, P-B-097, P-B-322
Intermittent P-B-373, P-B-409, P-B-430, P-D-455, P-D-469
Joint venture P-T-405
Lessee P-T-395, P-T-403
Localized in California P-B-120, P-T-148
Medical profession P-T-073, P-T-450
Military P-B-165, P-B-333
Musicians P-T-099, P-T-100
Partnership P-B-111, P-T-405
Presumption against P-T-404, P-T-450
Presumption for P-T-100
Prisoners P-B-090
Sales P-T-002, P-B-059, P-T-329, P-T-330, P-T-331, P-T-346, P-T-406
Self-employment P-B-156
Statutory employment P-T-329, P-T-330, P-T-331
Termination of employment relationship:  
   Filing of claim P-B-011, P-B-159
   Layoff P-R-029, P-B-161, P-B-373, P-B-430, P-D-455, P-D-469
   Permanent replacement P-B-095
   Sale of business P-B-264
   Suspension P-B-472
   Trade dispute P-B-095, P-B-208, P-B-399, P-B-451
Employment Development Department (EDD) Duty to provide information to claimant:  
   Base period change P-B-115
   Extended benefits P-B-482
   Handbook, general information
P-D-130, P-B-482
   Offers, referrals, wages P-B-006, P-B-182, P-B-310
Duty to provide information to employer P-R-468, P-T-488

Error P-T-158
   General P-T-002, P-B-005, P-T-064, P-B-115, P-D-130, P-T-450, P-T-473, P-B-480, P-B-482
   Timeliness P-T-023, P-T-035, P-B-168, P-B-466, P-B-482
Estoppel, Collateral:  
   Arbitration P-B-187
   Civil service hearing P-B-408
   Federal agency ruling P-T-104, P-B-191, P-T-403, P-T-406
   Finding of fact vs.
conclusions of law
P-B-191, P-B-408
   General P-B-408, P-T-437
   Prior unemployment hearing P-T-437
   Res judicata P-B-367, P-B-408, P-B-421, P-B-486
   Summary judgment of
Misleading information from P-B-168
Entitled to Receive Benefits P-B-071,
Estoppel Collateral:  
   Arbitration P-B-187
   Civil service hearing P-B-408
   Federal agency ruling P-T-104, P-B-191, P-T-403, P-T-406
   Finding of fact vs.
conclusions of law
P-B-191, P-B-408
   General P-B-408, P-T-437
   Prior unemployment hearing P-T-437
   Res judicata P-B-367, P-B-408, P-B-421, P-B-486
   Summary judgment of
General P-T-002, P-B-005, P-T-064, P-B-115, P-D-130, P-T-450, P-T-473, P-B-480, P-B-482
Timeliness P-T-023, P-T-035, P-B-168, P-B-466, P-B-482
Evidence Admissions by parties P-B-057, P-B-090
Declarations and affidavits P-B-273, P-B-293, P-B-378, P-B-478
Direct P-B-187
Exclusion of P-B-057, P-B-235
Findings of other tribunals P-T-104, P-B-187, P-T-403, P-T-406
Hearsay P-R-038, P-B-057, P-B-218, P-B-273, P-B-293, P-B-378, P-B-478
Illegally obtained P-B-057
Independent judgment P-T-013, P-B-057, P-B-069
Inferences P-R-085, P-B-153
Judicial notice P-B-292, P-B-482
Lay evidence of disability P-D-383, P-D-388, P-D-426
New evidence on appeal to Board P-T-013, P-B-144
Objection to P-B-235
Omissions P-B-251
Plea in criminal case P-B-090
Preponderance P-B-057
Privilege P-B-057, P-B-216
Unreliable, not credible P-B-021, P-B-057, P-B-292
Weight of P-T-013, P-B-057, P-T-100, P-B-188, P-B-276, P-D-381, P-D-384, P-R-468
Extended Benefits Federal:  
   Application of state
   Eligible for unemployment
P-B-368, P-B-396
   Notice of claim P-R-363, P-T-407, P-B-499
Training Benefits P-B-466, P-B-482, P-T-488
False Statement Agents and employees, liability for acts
P-R-029, P-B-060, P-B-216, P-R-338, P-R-339, P-R-340, P-R-343, P-B-418, P-B-474
Claimant to Department P-B-021, P-B-069, P-B-072, P-B-133, P-B-224, P-B-347, P-B-369, P-B-418, P-B-474
Claimant to employer P-B-078, P-B-103, P-B-181, P-B-485
Correction of false information P-R-029, P-R-343, P-T-407, P-T-411
Denial not believable P-B-021, P-B-347
Duty to investigate P-R-338, P-R-343
Duty to report all facts P-B-069, P-B-133, P-R-340, P-R-343, P-B-369, P-T-407
Employer to Department P-R-029, P-B-065, P-B-216, P-R-338, P-R-339, P-R-340, P-R-343, P-T-407, P-T-411
Inability to understand English P-B-060, P-B-418, P-B-474
Intent to defraud P-R-338, P-R-339, P-B-369, P-T-407, P-T-411
Knowledge of falsity P-R-339, P-B-418, P-B-474
Legislative intent P-B-069, P-B-452
Negligence/error P-R-029, P-B-065, P-B-224, P-R-338
No effect on benefits P-B-072, P-B-216
Oral statement P-T-411, P-B-485
Reckless P-B-436
Successive disqualifications P-B-069, P-B-137
Time limitation to assess P-D-487
Type of information subject to disqualification P-T-407, P-T-411
Willful P-R-029, P-B-072, P-B-216, P-R-339, P-B-436, P-B-474
Withholding information P-R-029, P-B-060, P-B-072, P-B-133, P-T-407, P-B-474
Family Defined P-B-058
Working for P-B-111, P-B-272, P-T-405
Fault General P-B-003, P-B-110
Overpayment P-B-114, P-B-361, P-B-368
Federal Employee P-B-067, P-B-090, P-B-097, P-B-366, P-B-479
Finality P-B-220, P-B-274, P-B-367, P-B-421, P-B-481
Findings Deference to fact finder P-T-013, P-B-369
Independent judgment P-T-013
Other tribunals P-T-104, P-B-187, P-T-403, P-T-406
What constitutes P-B-228
Fisherman Availability P-B-048
Defined P-B-355
Unemployed P-B-048, P-B-049, P-B-354
Fraud Against Department P-R-029
Against employer P-B-078
Statute of limitations P-D-487, P-T-489
Good Cause Backdating claim:  
   Beyond claimant’s control P-D-434
   Illness P-B-360
   Misleading information
from EDD
   Negligence P-D-130
   No notice of right to
General P-W-051, P-B-321, P-B-348, P-B-420
Late appeal, petition, or claim form:  
   Ambiguous notice P-B-281, P-B-347
   Confusion P-B-480
   Due diligence P-B-084, P-B-420
   Illness P-T-023
   Minimal delay P-B-420
   Mistake P-B-348
   No notice P-B-486
Late payment of taxes P-T-449
Need to explore common sense solutions P-B-025
No good cause exception P-T-030, P-T-105, P-T-449, P-B-466, P-B-482
Refuse offer of work:  
   Burden P-B-490
   Domestic concerns P-B-304
   Employed part-time P-B-314
   Health P-B-263, P-B-307
   Hours P-B-147, P-B-159, P-B-220, P-B-316
   Loss of union membership P-B-322
   Part-time offer P-B-316, P-B-317
   Personal preference P-B-323
   Prior experience P-B-134, P-B-263, P-B-324, P-B-326
   Prospects for other
   Recall or reemployment P-B-034, P-B-326
   Safety P-B-325
P-B-075, P-B-220, P-B-240, P-B-248, P-B-303, P-B-318
   Union membership or
agency fee
P-B-070, P-B-318
   Working conditions P-B-307, P-B-317, P-B-324, P-B-326, P-B-514
Reopen appeal/petition P-T-056, P-T-118, P-B-365, P-B-393, P-B-494
Untimely employer protest:  
   Location notice of claim
mailed to
P-R-146, P-R-370
   No information or dispute P-R-107, P-R-363
   No notice P-T-488
   Press of business P-T-302
Voluntary quit
Grooming P-B-066, P-B-087, P-B-121, P-B-151, P-B-362
Harassment P-B-475
Health Chronic illness-able to work part-time P-B-172, P-B-409
Compared to disability P-B-369, P-B-398, P-B-462
Pregnancy P-B-069, P-B-197, P-B-254, P-B-259
Very limited P-B-178
Voluntary leaving P-B-096, P-B-117, P-B-131, P-B-144, P-B-225, P-B-253, P-B-254, P-B-263, P-B-274, P-B-276, P-B-287, P-B-295
Working conditions affecting P-B-144, P-B-263
Hearing Fair P-B-166, P-B-359, P-B-414, P-B-494
Notice of P-T-056, P-B-133, P-T-302, P-B-414, P-B-483, P-B-494
Right to hearing on request for refund P-T-056, P-T-105
Hearsay Benefit cases P-B-057, P-B-218, P-B-273, P-B-293, P-B-378
Child intercept cases P-B-478
Rulings P-R-038
Immigration Issues Available for work P-B-153,
Color of law P-B-460
Lawfully present P-B-153,
Wage credits P-B-460
Imminent Marriage P-B-058, P-B-242
Immunity P-B-057
In Lieu of Notice Pay P-B-004
Incarceration Conviction P-B-045, P-B-261, P-B-289
Failure to call employer P-B-226
Income Tax Withholding P-T-405, P-T-449
Independent Contractor Accountants P-T-404
Belief of parties P-T-099, P-T-100
Clerical P-T-404
Dual status as employee P-T-406
General P-T-002, P-T-073
Home workers P-T-125
Housekeepers P-T-473
Interviewers P-T-104
Medical profession P-T-073, P-T-450
Musicians P-T-099, P-T-100
Professionals P-T-073, P-T-404, P-T-450
Sales P-T-002, P-B-059, P-T-346, P-T-406
Service station operators P-T-395
Unskilled P-T-473
Interest Claimant benefits P-B-476
Employer contributions P-T-031, P-T-105, P-T-449, P-T-473
Irresistible Impulse to Use Intoxicants P-B-445, P-B-465, P-B-483, P-B-500
Joint Venture P-T-405
Jurisdiction Child intercept cases P-B-478
Constitutional issues P-T-031, P-T-329, P-T-447
Final decision P-B-421
Invalidate Department regulations P-B-084, P-B-443, P-B-448
Irresistible impulse to use intoxicants P-B-445, P-B-483, P-B-500
Issues set forth in EDD determination P-D-098, P-D-130, P-B-220, P-B-266, P-B-445, P-B-494
Merits when appeal untimely P-B-199, P-B-348, P-B-350, P-B-354
New notice of determination P-B-367
Notice P-B-494, P-B-496
Overpayment after summary judgment issued P-B-486
Petition for reassessment P-T-105
Prospective eligibility P-B-067, P-B-259
Subject matter P-B-046, P-B-494, P-B-496
To award interest P-B-476
Wrong last employer P-B-424
Jury Trial, Right to P-T-023
Labor Market Attachment to labor market P-B-053, P-B-227, P-B-258, P-B-484
Lack of job openings compared to potential
labor market
P-B-180, P-B-200, P-B-240, P-B-259, P-B-265, P-B-305
Move to new job market P-B-171, P-B-179, P-B-180, P-B-199, P-B-309
Substantial labor market P-B-178, P-B-180, P-B-356, P-B-459
Withdrawal from labor market P-B-258, P-D-381, P-D-402
Laches P-T-104, P-T-302, P-T-489
Lag Test Period P-B-052, P-B-071, P-B-156, P-B-333
Last Employer Exempt employment P-B-090, P-B-269
Part-time employment P-B-268
Self-employment P-B-005, P-B-210, P-B-270
Temporary job P-B-154, P-B-267, P-B-269
Two jobs P-B-268
Work in week benefit year begins P-B-267
Layoff Definite P-B-161
Indefinite P-R-029, P-B-063, P-B-275, P-B-373, P-B-430, P-D-455, P-D-469
Leave of Absence Bona fide P-B-131, P-B-145
Effect of leave on employment relationship P-B-131, P-B-145, P-B-211, P-B-257, P-B-259, P-B-265
Negation of good cause to quit P-B-094, P-B-246, P-B-247, P-B-248, P-B-253, P-B-256, P-B-258, P-B-287
Partially employed individual P-B-174
Perfection of P-B-103, P-B-181
Legislation Legislative intent P-B-059, P-T-064, P-B-069, P-B-117, P-T-329, P-B-412, P-B-417, P-B-452, P-B-460, P-B-466
Operative date P-D-160, P-B-436
License, Loss or Denial of P-B-288, P-B-423
Lie Detector (Polygraph) P-B-194
Lien P-T-142, P-D-328
Lock-out P-B-024, P-B-451
Longshoremen P-B-119, P-B-237, P-B-240, P-B-356
Loss or Denial of License P-B-288, P-B-423
Military Employment P-B-165, P-B-333
Misappropriation P-B-010, P-B-057, P-B-090
Misconduct Absence:  
   Domestic concerns P-B-213, P-B-215
   Illness P-B-216
   Notice of P-B-213, P-B-215, P-B-216, P-B-510
Abusive language or behavior P-B-218, P-B-408
Accidents P-B-014, P-B-195
Arrest P-B-191, P-B-261
Attendance P-B-143, P-B-186, P-B-213, P-B-215, P-B-216,
Burden of proof P-B-010, P-B-057
Compared to “for cause” P-B-187
Condonation P-B-106, P-B-192
Connected with work P-B-183, P-B-189, P-B-191, P-B-217
Drinking and intoxication P-B-221
Drug/alcohol testing P-B-454, P-B-470
Duty of care P-B-193, P-B-293, P-B-408
Error in judgment P-B-021, P-B-221
Exercise of legal rights P-B-187, P-B-241
False information or concealment:  
   Job application P-B-077, P-B-184, P-B-241, P-B-485
   Other P-B-003, P-B-010
Fault P-B-066
Fighting P-B-106, P-B-167
General definition P-B-003, P-B-193, P-B-194
Grievance procedures P-B-187, P-B-188, P-B-353
Grooming P-B-066, P-B-087, P-B-362
Harm or injury to employer’s interests P-B-066, P-B-186
Insubordination P-B-190, P-B-400, P-B-508
Irresistible impulse to use intoxicants P-B-445
Isolated incident P-B-185, P-B-213
Job performance P-B-184, P-B-188, P-B-193, P-B-214, P-B-222, P-B-223, P-B-224, P-B-227
Loyalty to employer P-B-010
Misappropriation P-B-057, P-B-090
Negligence P-B-014, P-B-193
Off the job acts P-B-189, P-B-191, P-B-217, P-B-471
Participating in concerted action P-B-399
Perfecting leave of absence P-B-103, P-B-181
Picketing P-B-187
Progressive discipline P-B-400
Proximate cause P-B-065, P-B-106, P-B-192, P-B-215, P-B-224
Sleeping P-B-185
Tardiness P-B-143, P-B-186
Threats P-B-187
Violation of bargaining agreement:  
   General P-B-103
   No-strike clause P-B-016, P-B-089, P-B-231
Violation of employer rule or order:  
   Cash handling P-B-293
   Doubt as to reasonableness P-B-003, P-B-190, P-B-219
   Reasonable rule or instruction P-B-066, P-B-087, P-B-190, P-B-219, P-B-400, P-B-454, P-B-470
   Substantial compliance P-B-181
   Unreasonable rule or
P-B-003, P-B-183, P-B-194, P-B-362
Warnings P-B-213, P-B-214, P-B-221, P-B-293, P-B-508
Willfulness P-B-014, P-B-167, P-B-423, P-B-445
Mootness P-B-026
Most Recent Work Exempt employment P-B-090, P-B-269
Part-time employment P-B-268
Self-employment P-B-005, P-B-210, P-B-270
Temporary job P-B-154, P-B-267, P-B-269
Two jobs P-B-268
Work in week benefit year begins P-B-267
Moving Party Abandonment of job P-R-038
Claimant leaves before termination date P-B-037, P-B-164, P-B-456
Completion of contract P-B-106, P-B-116, P-B-275, P-B-285
Conditional withdrawal P-B-351
Constructive quit:  
   General P-B-194, P-B-471
     Conviction P-B-045, P-B-261, P-B-289
to call employer
     24 hours,
definition of
of probation
   Loss of automobile insurance P-B-471
   Loss of driver’s license P-B-288, P-B-423
   Union dues, refusal
to pay
Date of separation not definite P-B-102, P-B-166
Discharge for absence without notice P-R-086, P-B-213
Discharge rescinded P-B-244
Early retirement P-B-479
Employer fires before quitting date P-B-027, P-B-039, P-B-472
Forced resignation in lieu of discharge P-B-057, P-B-183, P-B-189, P-B-218, P-B-227
Leaves of absence:  
   Employee requested P-B-145, P-B-211, P-B-225
   Employer requested P-B-255, P-B-257, P-B-259, P-B-265, P-B-266
Mutual misunderstanding P-B-458
Offer of new work vs. quit P-B-044, P-B-264
One separation only per loss of work P-B-472
Pursuant to collective bargaining agreement P-B-106, P-B-110, P-B-212, P-B-257, P-B-290
Refusal to perform duties P-B-144, P-B-209
Sale of business P-B-264
Transfer in lieu of layoff P-B-088, P-B-124, P-B-127, P-B-232, P-B-286, P-B-291, P-B-456
Volition P-B-226, P-B-252, P-B-257
Withdrawal of resignation P-B-123, P-B-382

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