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Rule of liberal construction.
F.S. 443.031
443.031 Rule of liberal construction.This chapter shall be liberally construed to accomplish its purpose to promote employment security by increasing opportunities for reemployment and to provide, through the accumulation of reserves, for the payment of compensation to individuals with respect to their unemployment. The Legislature hereby declares its intention to provide for carrying out the purposes of this chapter in cooperation with the appropriate agencies of other states and of the Federal Government as part of a nationwide employment security program, and particularly to provide for meeting the requirements of Title III, the requirements of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act, and the Wagner-Peyser Act of June 6, 1933, entitled “An Act to provide for the establishment of a national employment system and for cooperation with the states in the promotion of such system, and for other purposes,” each as amended, in order to secure for this state and its citizens the grants and privileges available under such acts. All doubts as to the proper construction of any provision of this chapter shall be resolved in favor of conformity with such requirements.
History.s. 231/2, ch. 18402, 1937; CGL 1940 Supp. 4151(488), 4151(507); s. 2, ch. 20685, 1941; s. 14, ch. 29771, 1955; ss. 1, 8, 9, ch. 80-95; s. 15, ch. 2003-36; s. 2, ch. 2011-235.
Note.Former s. 443.20.