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Wasolaskus (Tom's Grandville Station)10.21

Section 29(1)(a)

VOLUNTARY LEAVING, Good cause, Part-time work, Pay reduction

CITE AS: Wasolaskus (Tom's Grandville Station), 1978 BR 55248

(FSB76 13211).

Appeal pending: No

Claimant: Dennis Wasolaskus

Employer: Tom's Grandville Station

Docket No: FSB76 13211 55248

BOARD OF REVIEW HOLDING: A seventeen (17) percent reduction in wages is good cause for voluntarily leaving part-time work.

FACTS: The claimant was a part-time attendant at a filling station. He worked 20 hours per week at $2.50 per hour. The claimant's pay was subsequently reduced about $40.00 per month by his removal from the Saturday work schedule. The claimant resigned as a result.

DECISION: The claimant is not disqualified for voluntary leaving.

RATIONALE: "Jack Desser, d/b/a/ Jack Desser Biscuit Company v Appeal Board, Wayne County Circuit Court, No. 324-748 (July 5, 1962), held that a 'substantial reduction' in wages can constitute 'good cause' for quitting one's employment. The 'substantial reduction' in Desser consisted of a 20 percent reduction in claimant's gross commissions. The curtailment of hours imposed by employer upon claimant in this case would have reduced his income by approximately 17 percent if he had continued his employment. The reduction in wages was 'substantial.'

"The part-time nature of claimant's employment does not, per se alter the substantiality of the reduction in claimant's wages."


3, 7, 15:NA

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