Plaintiff voluntarily quit working for defendant November 7, 1939, to take another job which he reasonably expected to be permanent, but which ended in seven weeks because of a slack in business. He applied for benefits accrued under the Iowa Unemployment Compensation Act during his employment with defendant, to which he was entitled unless disqualified by reason of his voluntary quitting. Defendant employer opposed the claim to prevent charging of benefit payments against his fund. The experience rating features of the Iowa act provide that the smaller the depletion in an employer's fund, the lower his future compensation tax. Held, plaintiff is not entitled to payments because of a recent amendment to the act which disqualifies an employee unless the cause for leaving work is attributable to the employer. The fact that the unemployment does not directly stem from the voluntary quitting is immaterial. Iowa Public Service Co. v. Rhode, (Iowa, 1941) 298 N. W. 794.
Louis C. Andrews,
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