(a)  Either before or during a hearing, an Appeals Referee, on his or her own motion, or on the motion of a party, may continue or adjourn a hearing for "good cause" in accordance with 04 NCAC 24A .0105.  In addition to the reasons set forth in G.S. 96-15(d1), a continuance or an adjournment, may be granted at the request of a party due to:

(1)           illness of the party;

(2)           death in the immediate family of the requesting party;

(3)           a need to obtain an interpreter or translator;

(4)           a religious observance;

(5)           jury duty;

(6)           actively seeking legal representation;

(7)           court appearance unrelated to DES;

(8)           active military duty;

(9)           scheduling conflict created by new employment; or

(10)         to accommodate the business needs of the employer.

(b)  Before a hearing, requests for a continuance of the hearing shall be made to the designated Appeals Referee orally or in writing.  The request for a continuance of a hearing shall specifically state and explain the reasons for the request.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 96-4; 96-15;

Eff. July 1, 2015.