N.J. Admin. Code § 12:17-1.1 - Purpose and scope

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

(a) The Unemployment Compensation Law (UCL), 43:21-1 et seq., provides income security through the payment of unemployment insurance benefits to qualified individuals who are involuntarily unemployed. The UCL establishes the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund which is financed by worker and employer contributions.
(b) The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development is charged with the administration of the Unemployment Insurance Program. This chapter will enable the Department to meet this charge by providing for the prompt and efficient payment of benefits to eligible individuals while protecting the interests of workers and employers who contribute to the Fund.
(c) The provisions of this chapter shall be applicable to all employers and to all workers who file claims for unemployment insurance with the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
(d) These rules shall be considered the basis by which the statutory purposes of the Unemployment Insurance benefit payment system are carried out. The Commissioner may relax these rules for good cause on a case-by-case basis, on notice to affected parties, in order to effectuate the purpose of the Unemployment Compensation Law.
(e) These rules shall be effective July 7, 2003.
1. New and additional claims filed on or after July 7, 2003 shall be subject to these rules.
2. For claims filed prior to July 7, 2003, continued issues adjudicated on or after July 7, 2003 shall be subject to these rules.


N.J. Admin. Code § 12:17-1.1
Amended by R.2003 d.276, effective 7/7/2003.
See: 35 N.J.R. 1527(a), 35 N.J.R. 2874(b).
In (e), substituted references to July 7, 2003 for references to July 5, 1998 throughout.
Amended by R.2005 d.385, effective 11/7/2005.
See: 37 N.J.R. 1123(a), 37 N.J.R. 4274(a).
In (b) and (c), added "and Workforce Development".

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