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Legally Required Benefits: New Jersey

Legally Required Benefits requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: John Sarno, Employers Association of New Jersey

Summary

  • Unemployment insurance is a program created to provide partial wage replacement to unemployed workers while they conduct an active search for work. See Unemployment Compensation.
  • Unemployment insurance is a joint federal-state program based on federal law and executed through state law. See Unemployment Compensation.
  • Unemployment benefits will generally last for up to 26 weeks. See Benefits.
  • New Jersey has some unique eligibility criteria and claimants must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. See Eligibility.
  • Employers must follow certain recordkeeping and posting requirements under the unemployment compensation law. See Recordkeeping; Posting.