Scott signed into law a new bill that reduces the duration of state benefits from a maximum of 26 weeks to 23. Then federal benefits kick in.
The law gives employers more grounds to contest a claim and increases requirements for unemployed people.
They will have to complete a skills assessment when they apply for benefits. Plus, they'll be required to contact five potential employers each week to continue collecting payments.
Brewster Bevis of Associated Industries of Florida, a business lobbying group, says the changes are important to make sure only eligible people are collecting benefits.
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