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268.03 Declaration of public policy.

Subdivision 1. Statement. The public policy underlying sections 268.03 to 268.23 is as follows: Economic insecurity due to involuntary unemployment is a serious threat to the well-being of the people of Minnesota. Involuntary unemployment is a subject of general interest and concern that requires appropriate action by the legislature to prevent its spread and to lighten its burdens. The public good and the well-being of the citizens of Minnesota will be promoted by providing, under the taxing powers of the state for the compulsory setting aside of reserves to be used for the benefit of individuals unemployed through no fault of their own. In recognition of its focus on providing a temporary partial wage replacement to assist the unemployed worker to become reemployed, this program will be known as "reemployment insurance."

Subd. 2. Standard of proof. All issues of fact under sections 268.03 to 268.23 shall be determined by a preponderance of the evidence. Preponderance of the evidence means evidence in substantiation of a fact that, when weighed against the evidence opposing the fact, is more convincing and has a greater probability of truth.

HIST: (4337-21) Ex1936 c 2 s 1; 1989 c 209 art 2 s 1; 1994 c 488 s 1; 1997 c 7 art 1 s 105; 1998 c 265 s 3

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