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Welfare Fraud Conviction is Workplace ‘Misconduct’ (access required)

Although a Wal-Mart merchandising supervisor had never been disciplined on the job and self-reported her guilty plea to felony charges of welfare fraud, her criminal conduct outside work constituted workplace misconduct that bars her from receiving unemployment compensation, the Court of Appeals says. Claimant does not dispute the validity of Wal-Mart’s decision to terminate her employment ...

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