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North Carolina General Assembly Considers Extended Benefits
Innovative legislation has been introduced in the North Carolina General Assembly that would establish a Workforce Displacement Benefit Program to "provide uniform payments to workers who are displaced as a result of a mass layoff that is identified by the Governor as a major distress event." The primary sponsor of the House bill (No. 528) is Rep. Pierce. The bill was introduced on April 2, 2013 and was referred to the Committee on Appropriations. In the Senate, the primary sponsor is Sen Clark. The Senate bill (No. 579) was filed on April 1, 2013 and has been referred to the Committee on Rules and Operations.
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New Jersey Bills, A 1802 & S 916 Bills would allow laid off workers to receive temporary suspension of payment of interest on mortgage loans. Pending before Assembly Labor Committee and Senate Commerce Committee.
New Jersey Bills, A 1807 & S 977 Bills would empower state officials to obtain injunctive relief when advance notice is not provided. Pending before Assembly Labor Committee and Senate Labor Committee.
New Jersey Bills, A 1799 & S 397 Bills would provide for free tuition to laid off workers. Reported out of Assembly Labor Committee. Senate bill introduced before Senate Labor Committee.