The two most common disqualifications arise as a result “voluntarily leaving work without good cause attributable to the work” and “misconduct connected to the work.” Misconduct is defined as work-related actions that are “improper, intentional, connected with one's work, malicious, and within the individual's control, and are either a deliberate violation of the employer's rules or a disregard of standards of behavior which the employer has the right to expect of an employee.” There are three levels of misconduct, simple misconduct, which carries a penalty of an 8 week delay in collecting benefits; severe misconduct, which carries a total disqualification penalty, and gross misconduct (requires employment misconduct that rises to the level of criminal activity), which also carries a total disqualification penalty.
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