North Carolina has amended its Employment Security Law as follows:
Employer protest. After July 1, 2018, any interested employer will be allowed 10 days (formerly 14) from the mailing or delivery of the notice of the filing of a claim against the employer's account, whichever occurs first, to file with the Division its protest of the claim in order to have that claim referred to an adjudicator for a decision on the question or issue raised. The protest may not be amended after this 10-day period has expired. In addition, no payment of benefits will be made to a claimant until one of the following occurs: (1) The employer has filed a timely protest to the claim; (2) The 10-day period for filing the protest has expired; or (3) A determination has been made.