Effective January 1, 2010, individuals will not be disqualified from unemployment benefits because they are seeking only part-time work where they can establish that they were terminated from a part-time position.

Also effective January 1, 2010, individual employees will be entitled to unemployment benefits or partial unemployment benefits in certain, specific circumstances under which an employee quits or is discharged because: (1) the employee or an immediate family member is suffering from a serious health condition; (2) the employee’s spouse has taken a new job in a location too far away for the employee to continue employment; or (3) the employee is seeking protection from certain types of family-related domestic violence. (House Bill 877)

Note: This article was published in the October 2009 issue of the North Carolina eAuthority.

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