as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 03/05/2012 10:22am
|Introduction||Posted on 02/27/2012|
A bill for an act
relating to unemployment compensation; eliminating limits on wage credits for
certain family members of business owners; amending Minnesota Statutes 2011
Supplement, section 268.085, subdivision 9.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 268.085, subdivision 9,
is amended to read:
(a) Wage credits from an employer may not be used
for unemployment benefit purposes by any applicant who:
(1) individually, jointly, or in combination with the applicant's spousedeleted text begin, parent, or
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(2) is the spouse, parent, or minor child of any individual who owns or controls
directly or indirectly 25 percent or more interest in the employer.
This subdivision is effective when the applicant has been paid five times the
applicant's weekly unemployment benefit amount in the current benefit year. This
subdivision does not apply if the applicant had wages paid in covered employment of
$7,500 or more from the employer covered by this subdivision in each of the 16 calendar
quarters prior to the effective date of the benefit account and all taxes due on those wages
have been paid.
(b) An officer of a taxpaying employer referred to in section 268.046, subdivision 1,
is subject to the limitations of this subdivision.
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