Tennessean (05/10/12) Brian Wilson
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law on May 9 three measures tightening eligibility standards for people to receive state unemployment benefits. The series of bills makes it more difficult for individuals fired with cause to receive benefits. It also requires unemployment recipients to apply for at least three jobs every week or go to a local career center and then submit detailed information to verify these applications. The system’s changes will greatly benefit small businesses, says the legislation’s main proponent, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey.