TO REFORM THE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY LAWS OF NORTH CAROLINA BY CREATING THE DIVISION OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, TRANSFERRING THE FUNCTIONS OF THE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY COMMISSION TO THAT DIVISION, MAKING THE DIVISION SUBJECT TO RULE MAKING UNDER ARTICLE 2 OF CHAPTER 150B OF THE GENERAL STATUTES, AND BY MAKING OTHER MODIFICATIONS AND CONFORMING CHANGES TO ALIGN THE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY FUNCTIONS OF STATE GOVERNMENT UNDER THE DIRECT LEADERSHIP OF THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE.
House committee substitute, reported in on 6/14/11, makes the following changes to 3rd edition. Amends GS 96-13(a)(3)a to provide that the provision prohibiting individuals incarcerated from being deemed available to work does not apply to any person incarcerated solely on a weekend in county jail who is otherwise available for work. Amends GS 96-14(2) to include the following in the definition of discharge for misconduct with the work as used in the statute (which concerns the disqualification of benefits): violating the employer’s written alcohol or illegal drug policy; being terminated or suspended from employment after arrest or conviction for certain offenses; any physical violence related to an employee’s work for an employer; inappropriate comments or behavior which create a hostile work environment; theft in connection with employment; forging or falsifying any document or date related to employment; violation of an employer’s absenteeism policy; refusing to perform reasonably assigned work tasks; and failure to adequately perform any other employment duties as evidenced by no fewer than three written reprimands received in the 12 months immediately preceding the employee’s termination.
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