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Apr 03, 2018

Employee’s Voluntary Resignation Does Not Necessarily Result in Disqualification for Unemployment Benefits

On March 29, 2018, the Appellate Division in Cottman v. Board of Review ruled that an employee who voluntarily quits when faced with the imminent threat of termination may nevertheless be eligible for unemployment benefits.

Cottman, who worked the overnight shift (11:00 p.m. » Read More

May 02, 2017

New Jersey’s Unemployment Compensation Act Definition Of “Simple Misconduct” Deemed Arbitrary And Capricious

New Jersey’s Unemployment Compensation Act (the “Act”) provides for three different levels of misconduct that will result in disqualification for benefits.  “Simple misconduct” disqualifies employees for benefits for the week in which they were discharged and seven additional weeks.  “Severe misconduct” disqualifies employees for benefits until they are reemployed for at least four weeks and earn at least six times their weekly unemployment benefit rate.  » Read More

Jan 13, 2014

Employers Publishing Job Ads Beware

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Earlier this week, the New Jersey Appellate Division upheld the constitutionality of a New Jersey law forbidding companies from discriminating against unemployed job candidates. 

N.J.S.A. 34:8B-1 prohibits employers from publishing an advertisement stating that a job applicant must be currently employed for their applications to be accepted, considered, or reviewed. » Read More

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