NJ Court Revives Seasonal Worker's Unemployment Appeal

Law360, New York (August 28, 2013, 3:35 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appeals court ruled Wednesday that state labor officials denied due process to a Spanish-speaking seasonal worker by sending him notices only in English and not giving him a proper chance to appeal its finding that he'd been overpaid unemployment benefits.

A three-judge panel of the New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division ruled that the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development's Board of Review didn’t allow Genaro Alicea, a seasonal roofer for Jottan Inc. in New Jersey who speaks only Spanish and lives...
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