N.J. Admin. Code § 12:17-11.5 - Offers of new work

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

(a) An individual shall be subject to disqualification for benefits if he or she fails to accept or apply for suitable new work. For purposes of this subchapter, "new work" means:
1. An offer of work made to an unemployed individual by an employer with whom he or she has never worked;
2. An offer of reemployment made to an unemployed individual by any former employer, following an indefinite layoff with no recall date; or
3. An offer of work made by an individual's present employer of substantially different duties, terms or conditions of employment from those he or she agreed to perform in his or her existing contract of hire. Examples of factors which may be weighed when considering whether there is a substantial change in the terms or conditions of employment which constitute "new work" include, but are not limited to, the employer's change of hours or shift, job duties, location, salary, benefits, work environment and health and safety conditions.
(b) An individual who accepts suitable work for a brief period, and voluntarily leaves such work for reasons not attributable to the work, shall not be disqualified for benefits for voluntarily leaving work. The individual may be subject to disqualification for refusal to accept suitable work in accordance with 43:21-5(c).


N.J. Admin. Code § 12:17-11.5
Amended by R.2003 d.276, effective 7/7/2003.
See: 35 New Jersey Register 1527(a), 35 New Jersey Register 2874(b).
In (b), rewrote the first sentence and added the second sentence.

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