NJ Bill To Speed Unemployment Appeals Advances

Law360, New York (October 2, 2012, 7:38 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey Senate panel on Monday advanced legislation requiring the state to decide an unemployment insurance appeal within 60 days or the applicant would receive those contested benefits.

Democratic sponsors of the bill say out-of-work residents who contest the denial of benefits can face a six-month backlog within the N.J Department of Labor and Workforce Development, which has been hit with a flood of claims during the recent recession. That's simply too long, according to state Sen. Raymond Lesniak.

“A six-month backlog within the appeals...
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