N.J. Admin. Code § 12:17-3.2 - Request for separation or wage information

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

(a) Upon request by the Division for information regarding wages or the reason for separation from any worker from employment, the employer shall, within 10 calendar days after the date of mailing of the form requesting information, complete and return it to the appropriate office. The response shall be considered timely if it is postmarked or received by the Division within 10 calendar days after the date of mailing.
(b) Failure to comply with any request for information shall subject the employer to the penalties prescribed in 43:21-16(b)(1).
(c) If an employer fails to respond to a request for wage information within 10 calendar days after the mailing date, the Division shall rely on information from other sources, including an affidavit from the claimant certifying wages and time worked. If available, the affidavit should be supported by evidence of wages and employment including, but not limited to, payroll stubs, W-2 forms, Federal or State income tax returns, copies of pay checks, etc.
1. An individual who claims or attempts to claim benefits through false or fraudulent representation shall be subject to disqualification under 43:21-5(g) and fines and the refund of benefits under 43:21-16.
(d) Whenever an initial monetary determination is based upon information other than that supplied by an employer because the employer failed to respond to the Division's request for information, the initial monetary determination and any subsequent determination thereunder shall be incontestable by the noncomplying employer, as to any charges to the employer's account because of benefits paid prior to the close of the calendar week following the receipt of the subsequent reply. The initial monetary determination shall be redetermined if necessary upon receipt of information from the employer, and any benefits paid or payable with respect to weeks occurring subsequent to the close of the calendar week following the receipt of the employer's subsequent reply shall be paid in accordance with the redetermination.
(e) Except in the event of fraud, no refund liability shall be incurred by the claimant for any overpaid benefits resulting from information supplied on the affidavit which were paid prior to the receipt of the employer's subsequent reply.
(f) A claimant will be liable to refund any overpaid amount resulting from receipt of benefits paid subsequent to the employer's reply which resulted in a redetermination of the initial monetary determination.

Notes

N.J. Admin. Code § 12:17-3.2
Amended by R.2003 d.276, effective 7/7/2003.
See: 35 New Jersey Register 1527(a), 35 New Jersey Register 2874(b).
In (a), substituted "from employment," for "from an employment," preceding "the employer shall" and substituted "the appropriate office" for "the office that initiated the request" following "return it to".

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