QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q. Must I advise employees of their right to file UI benefits?A. Yes, all employers must issue Form BC-10, “Instructions for Claiming Unemployment Benefits,” to all employees separated for seven days or more. The BC-10 provides the Division of Unemployment Insurance with the correct name, address, and New Jersey Employer Identification Number of the separating employer. This information facilitates claims processing. Contact the Bureau of Program Services and Standards at (609) 292-2347 for supplies of this form, or you may download the form here.
Q. Must I provide pre-notification of plant closings or other “mass layoff” to the Division of Unemployment Insurance?A. Yes, if you have advance knowledge of an expected layoff of 25 or more employees, for an expected duration of seven days or more, you must notify the nearest unemployment insurance Reemployment Call Center. Such notice should be given at least 48 hours prior to the layoff.
Q. Must I notify the Division in the event of a labor dispute?A. Yes, you must notify the Labor Dispute Officer in Trenton (609) 292-7162 immediately after the start of the work stoppage.
Q. Should I notify the Division of Unemployment Insurance when a separated employee fails to respond to a recall?A. Yes. Claimants who refuse or fail to respond to recall may be disqualified from receiving benefits.
Q. Should I notify the Division in the event of a vacation or inventory plant shutdown?A. Yes, if you anticipate a temporary separation of 25 or more workers, the Division has instituted a program to help employers reduce the cost of processing temporary mass layoff claims. See Chapter II, Section 1 for more information.