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    Chapter 21:

      Section: 43:21-20.3: Definitions relative to unemployment insurance benefits.

1. For the purposes of this act:

"Affected unit" means a specified plant or other facility, department, shift or other definable unit which includes two or more employees to which an approved short-time benefits program applies.

"Division" means the Division of Unemployment and Temporary Disability Insurance of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, or any representative of the division responsible for approval or other division responsibilities regarding a shared work program.

"Health insurance and pension coverage" means employer-provided health benefits, and retirement benefits under a defined benefit plan, as defined in section 414(j) of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. 414(j)), or employer contributions under a defined contribution plan, as defined in section 414(i) of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. 414(i)), which are incidents of employment in addition to the cash remuneration earned.

"Shared work employer" means an employer who is providing a shared work program approved by the division pursuant to section 2 of this act.

"Shared work program" means a program submitted by an employer for approval by the division pursuant to section 2 of P.L.2011, c.154 (C.43:21-20.4) and approved by the division, under which the employer requests short-time benefits to employees in an affected unit of the employer to avert layoffs.

"Short-time benefits" means unemployment benefits payable to employees of an affected unit under an approved shared work program that are intended to be in lieu of layoffs and provided pursuant to sections 1 through 9 of this act, as distinguished from unemployment benefits otherwise payable under the New Jersey "unemployment compensation law," R.S. 43:21-1 et seq.

"Usual weekly hours of work" means the usual hours of work for an employee in the affected unit when that unit is operating on its regular basis, not to exceed forty hours and not including hours of overtime work.

L.2011, c.154, s.1; amended 2013, c.279, s.1.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2014-03-06 15:16:13.

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