The North Carolina Employment Security Law provides unemploymentfor some employees who lose their jobs. To qualify, unemployed workers must have registered for work and periodically report to an unemployment office. They must be able and available for work.
Common litigation issues
Occasionally eligibility disputes find their way into court. (See box below for an overview of how the process works.) The most frequently litigated issues involve questions about whether the employee:
- Was terminated for misconduct
- Was terminated for substantial fault in connection with his or her work
- Left work on his or her own, but with good cause attributed to the employer.
The law defines misconduct as “conduct evincing such a willful or wanton disregard of an employer’s interest as is found in deliberate violations or disregard of standards of behavior which the employer has the r...(register to read more)
- Employees with less than $1,000 in retirement savings
- Credit union membership: a no-cost employee benefit
- Helping your sick parent without jeopardizing your career
- Commuting injury not covered by workers' compensation unless the route is hazardous
- Is an employee who resigned (instead of being fired) eligible for unemployment benefits?