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Screwing employees out of unemployement? North Carolina

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  • Screwing employees out of unemployement? North Carolina

    I am in NC and its a union plant, business is slow and there has been some weeks that people have been allowed to take off and draw un-employment and now what they are doing is waiting till mid-week or later and asking for volunteers to go home thus screwing them out of un-employment due to the fact they have worked too many hours or earned too much pay. I am sure the answer to this is the employees are volunteering to go home but is there any labor law in NC that states that the company cant arbitrarily do this over and over?

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    There is no law in any state that requires an employer to lay employees off at a time that will guarantee them unemployment.

    I very much doubt that the layoffs are being timed specifically for the purpose of denying them unemployment, but are for the convenience of the company and based on available work.
    The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.


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