N.J. Admin. Code § 10:87-10.18 - Good cause for noncompliance

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) The CWA shall be responsible for determining good cause in those instances where the work registrant fails to comply with the work registration, work and training requirements or voluntary quit requirements of this subchapter. The CWA shall take into consideration all of the facts and circumstances which existed at the time of the registrant's alleged failure to comply including information submitted by the employer and the household member involved. Good cause shall include circumstances beyond the control of the registrant.
1. If the good cause for noncompliance is temporary (less than 60 days) the person shall be referred again to a component as soon as practicable.
2. If the good cause represents a situation or condition which will continue for 60 days or more, the person shall be considered exempt.
3. If the good cause for noncompliance no longer exists, the person shall be referred to a component as soon as practicable.
(b) Good cause for noncompliance shall include circumstances such as, but not limited to, the illness of the registrant or another household member, unavailability of transportation, an unanticipated emergency, and/or the lack of adequate care for children who have reached age six but are under age 12. Problems caused by inability of the registrant to speak or write English may constitute good cause. For example, a registrant with limited English proficiency would have good cause for not appearing for a LWD interview if the appointment notice was written only in English. Additionally, a victim of family violence who is determined to be unable to continue employment or to participate in a work activity shall be considered to have good cause for failure to comply.
1. In the case of a registrant's failure to comply due to the illness of another household member, such illness shall be sufficiently serious as to require the presence of the registrant.


N.J. Admin. Code § 10:87-10.18
Amended by R.1989 d.121, effective 2/21/1989.
See: 20 N.J.R. 2689(a), 21 N.J.R. 511(b).
This section was originally 3.20(d)-(e).
Amended by R.1998 d.498, effective 10/5/1998.
See: 30 N.J.R. 1928(a), 30 N.J.R. 3669(b).
In (b), substituted a reference to DOL for a reference to FSETP in the last sentence of the introductory paragraph.
Recodified from N.J.A.C. 10:87-10.23 and amended by R.2004 d.181, effective 5/17/2004.
See: 36 N.J.R. 28(a), 36 N.J.R. 2425(a).
Deleted the introductory phrases throughout. In (b), rewrote the introductory paragraph. Former N.J.A.C. 10:87-10.18, Job search training component, recodified to N.J.A.C. 10:87-10.13.
Amended by R.2007 d.129, effective 5/7/2007.
See: 38 N.J.R. 4374(a), 39 N.J.R. 1719(a).
In (b), substituted "LWD" for "DOL".

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