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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 23. Labor and Workers' Compensation
- Chapter 20. Alaska Employment Security Act
- Section 385. Suitable Work.
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AS 23.20.385. Suitable Work.
- (a) Work may not be considered suitable and benefits may not be denied under a provision of this chapter to an otherwise
eligible individual for refusing to accept new work under any of the following conditions:
- (1) if the position offered is vacant due directly to a strike, lockout, or other labor dispute;
- (2) if the wages, hours, or other conditions of the work offered are substantially less favorable to the individual than
those prevailing for similar work in the locality;
- (3) if, as a condition of being employed, the individual would be required to join a company union or to resign from or
refrain from joining a bona fide labor organization.
- (b) In determining whether work is suitable for a claimant and in determining the existence of good cause for leaving or
refusing work, the department shall, in addition to determining the existence of any of the conditions specified in (a)
of this section, consider the degree of risk to the claimant's health, safety, and morals, the claimant's physical
fitness for the work, the claimant's prior training, experience, and earnings, the length of the claimant's
unemployment, the prospects for obtaining work at the claimant's highest skill, the distance of the available work from
the claimant's residence, the prospects for obtaining local work, and other factors that influence a reasonably prudent
person in the claimant's circumstances.
- (c) This section shall be given the same meaning as the Secretary of Labor gives to 26 U.S.C. 3304(a)(5) (Internal Revenue
Code of 1954).
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