Who should have to pay back overpaid unemployment benefits?

The majority of contested NC unemployment benefits cases we handle involve the following situation: 1) The Claimant (former employee) files for unemployment benefits. 2) The Employer gives the Division of Employment Security information showing that the Claimant should be denied benefits. 3) The Division of Employment Security denies the Claimant unemployment benefits. 4) The Claimant […]

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NC potentially back into the fold for extended unemployment benefits

Congress, which allowed extended benefits to expire as of Dec. 28, is considering new legislation that would restore those benefits. The bill being considered by the U.S. Senate includes a provision that would make North Carolina’s unemployed eligible for extended benefits after their state-funded benefits expire, through March 31.  Unemployed workers in North Carolina whose […]

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10 Things that Distinguish Us – Unemployment Appeal Hearings

In any industry in which there is more than one company performing the same task, companies distinguish themselves from the competition by what they do differently.  Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme perform essentially the same function, yet Krispy Kreme is known for their light-up sign alerting people to fresh donuts available, and Dunkin Donuts separated […]

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2013 Changes to NC Unemployment Law

The North Carolina Legislature signed into law comprehensive reforms to the State’s unemployment insurance system (NC HB 4). These reforms will apply to new claims beginning July 1, 2013, and may have an impact on North Carolina employers. Among other things, the new law will reduce weekly benefit amounts and the number of eligible weeks […]

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Changes to unemployment insurance

New unemployment insurance law favors employers, and some of my peers speak out against it in this article. Fortunately the federal government stepped in on some of the proposed changes. http://www.yesweekly.com/triad/article-14394-legislation-would-make-it-more-difficult-for-laid-off-workers-to-obtain-benefits.html

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