Legally Required Benefits: New Jersey
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: John Sarno, Employers Association of New Jersey
- 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.