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You are entitled to file a request for a hearing with the UI administrative law judge. You should have received a form DE 1000 M
with your denial notice. You can explain to the judge at the hearing that your error was simply miscounting, and that at no time was the employer damaged by your error or omission.
Title 22, Cal. Code Reg. 1256-42(f) provides:
Many employers establish rules governing the handling of . . . money by employees in their work. Some intentional violations of these rules can have a potential for substantial injury to the employer's interests and a single violation can be misconduct. Other violations can cause relatively minor injury to the employer's interests and not be misconduct in the absence of prior warnings or reprimands by the employer for similar prior violations.
The point here is that a one-time error of $1 is not the sort of violation that would deny you UI benefits, and the employer may have completely misrepresented the circumstances to the UI investigator. This happens frequently.
So, ask for a hearing and tell your side of the story.
Hope this helps.
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