Mark Hopkins doctrine. The principle that when an employee leaves a job because of a labor dispute, any later employment the employee has must be bona fide and intended as permanent for the employee to avoid a labor-dispute disqualification from unemployment benefits if the employee leaves the later job. Mark Hopkins, Inc. v. Employment Comm’n, 151 P.2d 229 (Cal. 1944). [Cases: Social Security and Public Welfare 458. C.J.S. Social Security and Public Welfare ยง 253.]

[Blacks Law 8th]