Missouri Chamber praises new unemployment benefits law

Dan Mehan, president of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, speaks at the organization's 2013 annual meeting in Kansas City. | Courtesy of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Dan Mehan, president of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry | Courtesy of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The state Chamber says a new law that will make it harder to get unemployment benefits will help both employees and employers after it takes effect next month. The bill changes the definition of “misconduct” in relation to employment, so that it is harder for people to get unemployment benefits after doing things like violating an employer’s rules or even state standards that could get an employer in trouble.

The vice president of governmental affairs with the Missouri Chamber says fewer people getting benefits takes pressure off the unemployment trust fund.

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