New Jersey’s unemployment compensation law, like that of many other states, provides temporary payments to employees who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. The program draws from a public policy that assumes “unemployment is a serious menace to the health, morals and welfare” of the citizens of New Jersey and is aimed at lightening the job-loss burden for workers and their families.
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development administers the law through its Division of Unemployment Insurance (www.state.nj.us/labor/ui/uiindex.html). The law is complex and in some cases holds employers liable for unemployment insurance (UI) payments even when former employees weren’t fired but quit their jobs.
The law requires employers to inform employees about the state’s unemployment compensation program anytime they’re “separated from work for any reason,” including a plant/office vacation or holiday shutd...(register to read more)