As an employer, finding effective ways to manage your unemployment costs is one of your main goals. In today’s economy, this can prove to be challenging, thanks to a tight economy, waning job opportunities and a shortage of skilled labor.

Due to these concerns, many states are looking for ways to help out local employers and provide relief when it comes to unemployment insurance. In North Carolina, a possible law that had the potential to save businesses millions of dollars was recently vetoed by Gov. Pat McCrory.

According to The Associated Press, the veto occurred because McCrory wasn’t pleased with one specific aspect: appointees to a board tasked with hearing unemployment benefit appeals. The members, chosen by the governor, would have had their terms shortened if the bill was passed into law. Despite this setback, supporters of the legislation noted that the veto could be overturned by the House and Senate in the coming weeks.

Bill would alter unemployment insurance
The potential legislation in North Carolina would change the current unemployment insurance landscape, possibly even saving both the state and local employers a significant amount of money.

According to local media outlet the Charlotte Observer, the new bill would mandate all recipients of jobless benefits to report additional employment searches and provide photo identification in order to continue payments. Two supporters – Sens. Bob Rucho and Bob Rabon – wrote in a letter that if passed into law, businesses could save $1 billion each year and the state could cut back on $57 million in federal grants.

While the veto is a challenge, it isn’t the end for the legislation, the news source reported. In the letter, Sen. Rucho spoke poorly of the veto and expressed hope that the ruling could be overridden quickly.

In addition, North Carolina’s assistant secretary of commerce Dale Folwell spoke in defense of the veto, but stated a desire to continue working with lawmakers to come to an agreement.

“We will continue to work with the House and Senate on a solution that strengthens our unemployment insurance program, increases customer service and resolves compliance issues,” he said, according to the Charlotte Observer.

At Corporate Cost Control, we work closely with employers across the country to better manage the nuances of unemployment insurance. Legislation changes on the state level could impact you today, and we welcome any questions or concerns you may have on a wide range of topics.


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