Gerry Davidson


The primary objectives behind the enactment of unemployment insurance programs have been enunciated as follows: Unemployment insurance is a program established under Federal and State law for income maintenance during periods of involuntary unemployment due to lack of work, which provides partial compensation for wage loss as a matter of right, with dignity and dispatch, to eligible individuals. It helps to maintain purchasing power and to stabilize the economy. It helps to prevent the dispersal of the employers' trained work force, the sacrifice of skills, and the breakdown of labor standards during temporary unemployment. However, there are certain requirements a claimant must fulfill be- fore he can be entitled to receive such benefits. One of these is that the worker must have left his employment for "good cause."