On December 3, 2012, the Assembly passed a bill (A1874) that would amend New Jersey’s Unemployment Compensation Law regarding disqualification from unemployment insurance (UI) benefits for misconduct by claimants. The bill would amend the law to redefine “simple misconduct” and “severe misconduct.” The bill would also place the burden of proof on the employer to demonstrate that the employee’s actions constitute misconduct and would require the employer to submit written documentation of the employee’s misconduct.
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As we reported over the summer, under a new Illinois law, employers seeking to prohibit individuals from bringing concealed weapons onto their private property are now required to post a sign to that effect at building entrances. In response, the Illinois State Police recently released information about the sign that…..
On January 14, 2010, a bill (S3065) was signed into law (P.L.2009, c.195) which provides for annual adjustments in the employee contribution rates for family leave insurance beginning in 2011. The annual rate of contribution to be paid by employees into the “Family Temporary Disability Leave Account” will be the rate necessary to obtain total contributions equal to 125% of the benefits payable for family leave benefits during the prior calendar year plus 100% of the amount necessary to administer the benefits during the prior year, less the amount of net assets remaining in the account at the end of the immediately preceding year.