NJ Justices' Unemployment Ruling Invites Changes To Law

Law360 (February 15, 2018, 5:21 PM EST) -- A recent New Jersey Supreme Court decision denying unemployment benefits to a nurse who never informed her employer she was leaving due to medical reasons seemed to invite changes in the law, with the justices questioning why workers aren’t required in all cases to at least ask for accommodations before seeking out another job.

The gap in that aspect of New Jersey’s unemployment compensation law could give rise to suits by others like one-time Lourdes Health System Nurse Margo Ardan, who found such a conversation with her employer would have been “futile,” experts said. Ardan appealed the state Board of Review’s...

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