Gov. Cooper signed the following bill into law:

Senate Bill 407: An Act To Enact The Employee Fair Classification Act, To Require The Industrial Commission To Implement Rules Related To Opioids And Pain Management, To Remove The Requirement That The Industrial Commission Study Causes Of Injury And Recommend Ways To Prevent Injuries, And To Delay The Effective Date For A Requirement That Employers Respond To Unemployment Insurance Claims In Ten Days

Governor Cooper offered the following comment on Senate Bill 407:

“This law is an important step in helping workers who are treated unfairly as independent contractors when they are actually employees, and by leveling the playing field for companies who are obeying the law and doing things the right way.”

 Governor Cooper also signed the following bill into law:

Senate Bill 628: An Act To Make Various Changes to the Revenue Laws

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