AN ACT TO ENACT THE BACK-TO-WORK INTEGRITY ACT.
Establishes bill as the “Back-to-Work Integrity Act of 2021.”
Amends Article 2C of GS Chapter 96 (unemployment compensation benefits) by adding GS 96-14.16 to do the following:
(1) Requires employers to report when an unemployment benefits claimant declines an offer of employment during the work search requirement to the Division of Employment Security (DES);
(2) Directs DES to develop procedures by which employers can report when claimants decline an offer of employment;
(3) Directs DES to conduct an ongoing review of enforcement and the administrative steps appropriate to disqualify claimants who decline employment from receiving unemployment benefits; and
(4) Direct the Division to, on a quarterly basis beginning September 1, 2021, report to the Joint Legislative Commission on Unemployment Insurance on compliance with provisions of this act.
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