Unemployment compensation; leaving employment to follow spouse of clergy. (HB1349)

Introduced By

Del. William Barlow (D-Smithfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unemployment compensation; trailing spouse of clergy. Provides that good cause for leaving employment exists if an employee voluntarily leaves a job to accompany the employee's spouse to a new location from which the employee's place of employment is not reasonably accessible, when (i) the spouse is a minister, priest, rabbi, or accredited practitioner of any religious organization or denomination usually referred to as a church and (ii) the church has involuntarily reassigned the spouse to serve a congregation in such new location. Benefits paid to qualifying claimants shall be charged against the pool rather than against the claimant's employer. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 086355428
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/16/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1349)
01/25/2008Assigned C & L sub: 1
02/12/2008Left in Commerce and Labor