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R994. Workforce Services, Unemployment Insurance.

Rule R994-201. Definition of Terms in Employment Security Act.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

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R994-201-101. General Definitions and Acronyms.

These definitions are in addition to those defined in Section 35A-4-201.

(1) "Act" means the Utah Employment Security Act, and amendments thereto.

(2) "ALJ" means Administrative Law Judge.

(3) "Appeals Unit" means the Division of Adjudication.

(4) "Board" means the Workforce Appeals Board.

(5) Bona Fide Employment.

"Bona fide employment" is work that was an authentic employer-employee relationship entered into in good faith without fraud or deceit rather than an arrangement or report of non-existent work calculated to overcome a disqualification.

(6) Burden of Proof.

The person or party with the burden of proof has the initial responsibility to show that the fact at issue is worthy of belief. Burden of proof requires proof by a preponderance of the evidence.

(7) Calendar Quarter.

"Calendar quarter" means the period of three consecutive calendar months ending on March 31, June 30, September 30, or December 31.

(8) Claimant.

"Claimant" is an individual who has filed the necessary documents to apply for unemployment insurance benefits.

(9) Covered Employment.

"Covered employment" is employment subject to a state or federal unemployment insurance laws which can be used to establish monetary eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits. Active military duty in a full time branch of the US military service can be used if the ex-servicemember was honorably discharged and completed his or her first full term of service, or if the separation meets the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 8521(a)(1)(B)(ii)(I through (IV) and 20 CFR 614.

(10) Department.

"Department" means the Department of Workforce Services.

(11) Employment Center.

"Employment Center" means an office operated by the Department of Workforce Services.

(12) Itinerant Service.

"Itinerant service" means a service maintained by the Department of Workforce Services at specified intervals and at designated outlying points within the jurisdiction of an Employment Center.

(13) Local Office.

"Local office" means the Employment Center of any geographical area.

(14) MBA means maximum benefit amount.

(15) Person.

"Person" includes any governmental entity, individual, corporation, partnership, or association.

(16) Preponderance of Evidence.

A "preponderance of evidence" is evidence which is of greater weight or more convincing than the evidence which is offered in opposition to it, more convincing to the mind, evidence that best accords with reason or probability. Preponderance means more than weight; it denotes a superiority of reliability. Opportunity for knowledge, information possessed and manner of testifying determines the weight of testimony.

(17) Separation.

"Separation" means curtailment of employment to the extent that the individual meets the definition of "unemployed" as stated in Subsection 35A-4-207(1) with respect to any week.

(18) Transitional Claim.

A claim that is filed effective the day after the prior claim ends provided an eligible weekly claim was filed for the last week of the prior claim.

(19) WBA means weekly benefit amount.


unemployment compensation, definitions

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

September 27, 2012

Notice of Continuation

March 29, 2018

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law


Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R994, please contact the promulgating agency (Workforce Services, Unemployment Insurance). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.