House passes fix to unemployment law

Posted July 18, 2013

— The state House has passed a slim package of technical corrections to the state's unemployment law, which went into effect July 1.

U.S. Department of Labor officials wrote to the McCrory administration last week, saying that several parts of the bill were out of compliance with federal guidelines.

In particular, the measure clarifies when workers would lose eligibility for benefits due to participating in an ineligible training program. It also clarifies other provisions dealing with the loss of benefits when "suitable work" is available for a person on unemployment. 

The Senate must now approve the fixes.


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  • bradcooperisinnocent Jul 19, 2013

    They make less than minimum wage if you divide their stipends by the hours they work. Don't like em? Run against them.

  • madeuce2010 Jul 18, 2013

    I second that, razor2.

  • razor2 Jul 18, 2013

    How about cutting pay for the senate house and governor of N.C.
    to minimum wage so they have some real skin in the game this
    would be a great start. They should be willing to Sacrifice as
    much as the laws they are passing on others...