Laws & Rules

North Carolina General Statutes

Laws of North Carolina, known as statutes, are made by the North Carolina General Assembly. The General Assembly is made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives. There are 50 senators and 120 members of the House of Representatives. Chapter 96 of the North Carolina General Statutes, known as the Employment Security Law, governs the Division of Employment Security.

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DES Administrative Rules

The North Carolina Administrative Code is the official publication of the rules that govern the state's agencies, boards and commissions. DES's Administrative Rules are in Title 4, Chapter 24 of the North Carolina Administrative Code.

DES Proposed Temporary Rules

The DES proposed temporary rules can be found here.

DES Proposed Rules

Pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. § 150B-21.2, DES intends to adopt permanent rules. Review DES’s proposed rules.

DES Proposed Rules Public Hearing

To exercise caution and address protective measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Division of Employment Security (DES) is providing notice of the change in procedure for the public hearing on the proposed adoption of the rules with an effective date of August 1, 2020.

The public hearing will be held by teleconference on the same date and time as previously noticed, but will be conducted by teleconference instead of an in-person meeting.

Date: May 1, 2020

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Teleconference: +1 (888) 204-5984 - Access Code: 3069171