Clarify Eligibility for Unemployment Benefits during Labor Disputes

Last updated: Jun 24, 2017

Details about this bill
Category: Wage and Labor
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Senator Amy Volk, Senate 30 - Cumberland County
Session: 128
Bill #: LD 1341



UPDATE: This bill died between the houses.


This bill removes the provision of law affecting the disqualification for unemployment benefits of employees at an establishment at which there is a labor dispute and at which there would have been a work stoppage but for the employer's maintaining substantially normal operations through the use of other personnel. It also broadens the disqualification from unemployment benefits in current law for unemployment that is due to a stoppage of work caused by a labor dispute by eliminating the requirement that there be a stoppage of work. Instead, unemployment that is due to a labor dispute is sufficient grounds for a denial of benefits. It also updates the language of the exceptions to this disqualification in current law to reflect the elimination of the stoppage of work requirement.