UIPP 2015.04: Application of the “construed liberally” language in G. L. c. 151A, § 74.

Jennifer Lavin, Director, UI Policy & Performance

To provide guidance on how to properly understand the statutory requirement that the Unemployment Insurance Law “shall be construed liberally in aid of its purpose, which purpose is to lighten the burden which now falls on the unemployed worker and his family,” G. L. c. 151A, § 74, and to provide clarification on fact finding procedures for adjudication staff when resolving issues on disputed unemployment claims. 

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