Unemployment Insurance: New Jersey
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: John Sarno, Employer's Association of New Jersey
- Most New Jersey employers are subject to the state's Unemployment Compensation Law. See Employer Coverage.
- Claimants must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. See Employee Eligibility.
- Under certain circumstances, workers may not qualify for unemployment benefits. See Disqualification From Benefits.
- Unemployment benefits will generally last for up to 26 weeks. See Benefits.
- Employers have an opportunity to provide information that will be used to determine an individual's eligibility for benefits. See Filing Claims.
- Employers must follow certain notice, posting and recordkeeping requirements under the unemployment compensation law. See Notice and Posting Requirements; Recordkeeping Requirements.
- New Jersey offers the Shared Work Program, a voluntary program to help employers retain a group of employees who would otherwise have been laid off. See Shared Work Program.