NJ Assembly Panel Advances Unemployment Appeals Bill

Law360, New York (October 16, 2012, 7:53 PM EDT) -- Legislation in New Jersey that would require the state to decide an unemployment insurance appeal within 60 days, or the applicant would receive those contested benefits, continues to gain steam, with a state Assembly panel on Monday clearing the proposal.

Sponsors of the bill, which the Assembly Labor Committee advanced in a 7-0 vote, say out-of-work New Jerseyans who appeal the denial of benefits can face a six-month backlog within the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Democratic Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo, a sponsor of the...
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