from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, Andrea J.
Bunger appeals the district court's affirmance of the
Employment Appeal Board's denial of his request for
unemployment benefits. AFFIRMED.
Bradley M. Strouse of Redfern, Mason, Larsen & Moore,
P.L.C., Cedar Falls, for appellant.
Autry of Employment Appeal Board, Des Moines, for appellee.
Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Bower, JJ.
VAITHESWARAN, Presiding Judge.
Bunger sought judicial review of an Employment Appeal Board
decision denying his claim for unemployment compensation
benefits after determining he voluntary quit without good
cause attributable to the employer. The district court
affirmed the agency decision. This appeal followed.
administrative law judge found that Bunger worked as a
part-time "sandwich artist." After his last day of
work on July 12, 2013, "his availability changed."
Bunger moved from Fort Dodge to Cedar Falls to attend college
and "requested to be scheduled one day a month"
thereafter. The ALJ further found:
[T]he employer scheduled him for one day in August 2013, but
he was a no-call/no-show. The employer never heard from the
claimant after July 12, 2013, until after he filed his claim
for unemployment insurance benefits effective January 5,
2014. The claimant admitted that he never contacted the
employer after his last work day, because he was waiting for
[the] co-manager . . . to contact him when she had work
made the following determination:
The evidence in this case establishes that the claimant
initiated the separation of employment. If he truly wanted to
continue working, it was his duty to contact the employer to
get on the schedule. Quitting to relocate and/or to go to
school is presumed to be a voluntary separation without good
cause attributable to the employer. See 871 IAC
24.25(2) and (26).
final agency decision, a majority of the Employment Appeal
Board affirmed the decision in its entirety.