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    Chapter 21:

      Section: 43:21-20.6: Eligibility for short-time benefits.

4. An individual who is employed by an employer with a shared work program approved by the division shall be eligible for short-time benefits during a week if:

a. (Deleted by amendment, P.L.2013, c.279)

b. The individual works for the employer at an affected unit less than the individual's usual weekly hours of work, and the employer has reduced the individual's weekly hours of work pursuant to a shared work program in effect during that week and approved by the division pursuant to section 2 of this act;

c. The percentage of the reduction of the individual's work hours below the individual's usual weekly hours of work is not less than 10\% and not more than 60\%, with a corresponding reduction of wages;

d. The individual would be eligible for unemployment benefits other than short-time benefits during the week, if the individual was entirely unemployed during that week and applied for unemployment benefits other than short-time benefits; and

e. During the week, the individual is able to work and is available for the individual's usual weekly hours of work with the shared work employer or is participating in a training program approved by the division, including division-approved employer-sponsored training, division-approved training funded under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Pub.L.105-220 (29 U.S.C. s.2801 et seq.) or the Workforce Development Partnership program established pursuant to section 4 of P.L.1992, c.43 (C.34:15D-4), or any other training approved by the division pursuant to subsection (c) of R.S.43:21-4.

If the individual complies with the requirements of subsection e. of this section, the individual shall not be subject to any other requirement of the "unemployment compensation law," R.S.43:21-1 et seq., to be available for work and actively seeking work.

L.2011, c.154, s.4; amended 2013, c.279, s.4.

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

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