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    Subdivision 1. Statement. The public purpose of this chapter is: Economic insecurity
because of involuntary unemployment of workers in Minnesota is a subject of general concern
that requires appropriate action by the legislature. The public good is promoted by providing
workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own a temporary partial wage replacement
to assist the unemployed worker to become reemployed. This program is the "Minnesota
unemployment insurance program."
    Subd. 2. Standard of proof. All issues of fact under the Minnesota Unemployment
Insurance Law are 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.
History: (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; 1999 c 107 s 66; 2000 c 343 s 1; 2001 c 175 s 2,52; 1Sp2003 c 3 art 2 s 20;
2005 c 112 art 2 s 1; 2007 c 128 art 6 s 3,4