With the strike of a pen and the fanfare of cameras and reporters, Governor Haley announced the passage of new legislation modifying the existing South Carolina law on eligibility for unemployment benefits. The new law, S.C. Code Ann. §41-35-120(2), allows for a period of five (5) months or twenty (20) weeks of ineligibility of benefits for employees who were discharged for “misconduct” from their most recent employer.
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