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
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