New Jersey Assembly Passes Bill Amending Unemployment Insurance Benefits Disqualification Standards

On December 3, 2012, the Assembly passed a bill (A1874) that would amend New Jersey’s Unemployment Compensation Law regarding disqualification from unemployment insurance (UI) benefits for misconduct by claimants. The bill would amend the law to redefine “simple misconduct” and “severe misconduct.” The bill would also place the burden of proof on the employer to demonstrate that the employee’s actions constitute misconduct and would require the employer to submit written documentation of the employee’s misconduct.

Note: This article was published in the December 2012 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority.


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