Ariz. Admin. Code § R6-3-53195 - Experience or Training (refusal of Work 195)

Current through Register Vol. 48, No. 14, April 8, 2022

A. General (Refusal of Work 195.05)
1. To avoid downgrading of the claimant's skills, his prior training and experience shall be considered before he is disqualified for refusing work beneath his highest skill.
2. If the claimant has been unemployed for a long time and prospects for work in his usual occupation are not favorable he may reasonably be expected to take other work.
B. Use of highest skill (Refusal of Work 195.2)
1. A disqualification must be assessed when a claimant refuses a referral to employment or an offer of work because it would not utilize his highest skill unless it is shown that his action is reasonable and prudent.
2. The following factors must be considered in determining the reasonableness of the claimant's refusal:
a. Length of unemployment.
b. Prospects of his obtaining employment in his highest skill.
c. Whether acceptance of lesser skilled work would adversely affect his obtaining work in his highest skill.
3. When the claimant's length of unemployment has been short and he has good prospects of obtaining work in his highest skill at an early date, work in a substantially lesser skill would not be suitable. However, if employment in a claimant's highest skill is extremely limited due to economic factors, technological changes, or other labor market conditions, the claimant may be disqualified if he refuses work which is otherwise suitable.
4. For guidelines as to the duration of the period during which a claimant may insist on work in his highest skill see R6-3-53295 of these rules.


Ariz. Admin. Code § R6-3-53195
Former rule number - Refusal of Work 195. - 195.2. Former rule repealed, new Section R6-3-53195 adopted effective January 24, 1977 (Supp. 77-1).

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