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Texas / Drug testing for unemployment passes

A bill that would allow the state to drug screen unemployment applicants has passed the Texas House. Rep. Brandon Creighton presented the measure to the House Tuesday night The law would require state officials to screen applicants to see whether they might abuse drugs. Only if there is reasonable suspicion could the Texas Workforce Commission … Continue reading

UI in US / Expanding the definition of misconduct

Traditionally, unemployment benefits can go to any laid-off employee not guilty of “misconduct.” By law, simple failure to meet production quotas, for example, cannot be deemed misconduct unless it represents a “willful and wanton” refusal. In the past two years, however, four states have rewritten their laws to vastly expand the definition of misconduct. In … Continue reading

North Carolina Extended Employment Benefits To End In May

Based on notification from the U.S. Department of Labor, North Carolina is no longer eligible for the Extended Benefits program. The last payable week of the Extended Benefits program will be the week ending May 12, 2012. Workers who file their claim through the Extended Benefits program will no longer be eligible to receive extended … Continue reading

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