Mo. senator seeks to expand work 'misconduct' rule

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri senator wants to expand the kind of job-related misconduct that can disqualify people from receiving unemployment benefits.

Missouri law currently defines employee misconduct as breaking an employer's rules deliberately.

The bill by Republican Sen. Will Kraus, of Lee's Summit, would include accidental violations — unless the employee could prove ignorance of the rule's existence.

The legislation would also broaden the definition of "misconduct" to include violations of an employer's rules outside the workplace and on an employee's own time.

Kraus' bill has been endorsed by a Senate committee and could be debated by the full chamber in the coming weeks.


Misconduct bill is SB816

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Legislature: http://www.moga.mo.gov

Editor's note: The correct story for the headline on this page was placed above on April 18, 2012, replacing an unrelated article mistakenly posted here. The article originally posted here can be found with its correct headline posted here.

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