North Carolina Unemployment Insurance Reform

In this Presentation:

- The Push for Reform

- House Bill 4

- Increased UI Tax Rates

- Reduction in Weekly Benefit Amount

- Reduction in Duration of Benefits

- Waiting Week for Each Claim

- New Definition of “Suitable Work”

- Elimination of “Good Cause” Reasons for Quitting

- “Substantial Fault” Repealed

- Higher Burden to Prove Misconduct in “Discharge” Claims

- Proving Misconduct

- Restrictions on Attached Claims

- Action Items

- Action Items-Focus on Effective Documentation

- After a Claim is Filed . . . Provide Adequate Response to NCUI 500 AB

- Responding to NCUI 500 AB

- Handling Appeals Hearings

- Resources

- Excerpt from The Push for Reform:

- NC owed Federal Treasury approximately $2.5 billion

- Employers faced continued prospect of annual increases in FUTA taxes until debt paid off

•Not expected to occur until 2019 under old system

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