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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 43, PENSIONS AND RETIREMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION
Section: 43:21-20.7: Amount of short-time benefits paid.
5. The amount of short-time benefits paid to an eligible individual shall, for any week, be equal to the individual's weekly benefit rate multiplied by the percentage of reduction of his wages resulting from reduced hours of work. The weekly benefit amount shall be rounded off to the nearest dollar. An individual shall not be paid short-time benefits for more than 52 weeks under a shared work program. Weeks of short-time benefits may be nonconsecutive. An individual shall not receive short-time benefits during any benefit week in which the individual receives any other unemployment benefits, with respect to the employment with the shared work employer.
Total unemployment benefits paid to an individual during any benefit year, including short-time benefits and all other unemployment benefits, shall not exceed the maximum amount to which the individual is entitled for all unemployment benefits other than short-time benefits.
The following provision shall apply to an individual who is employed by both a shared work employer and another employer during weeks covered by a shared work program:
a. If combined hours of work in a week for both employers result in a reduction of less than 10\% of the usual weekly hours of work with the shared work employer, the individual shall not be entitled to benefits under the shared work program;
b. If combined hours of work in a week for both employers result in a reduction of 10\% or more of the usual weekly hours of work with the shared work employer, the short-time benefit payable to the individual shall be reduced for that week and be determined by multiplying the weekly unemployment benefit amount for a week of total unemployment by the percentage by which the combined hours of work have been reduced by 10\% or more of the individual's usual weekly hours of work;
c. If the individual worked a reduced percentage of the usual weekly hours of work for the shared work employer and is available for all of his usual hours of work with the shared work employer, and the individual did not work any hours for the other employer, either because of a lack of work with that employer or because the individual is excused from work with the other employer, the individual shall be eligible for short-time benefits for that week.
An individual who is not provided any work during a week by a shared work employer or any other employer and is otherwise eligible for unemployment benefits shall be eligible for the full amount of regular unemployment benefits to which the individual otherwise would be eligible. An individual who is not provided any work during a week by a shared work employer, but who works for another employer and is otherwise eligible for unemployment benefits shall be eligible for regular unemployment benefits for that week subject to the disqualifying income and other provisions applicable to claims for regular unemployment benefits.
An individual who has received all of the short-time benefits or a combination of all of the short-time benefits and regular unemployment benefits available in a benefit year shall be considered to be an exhaustee for the purposes of any extended benefits provided pursuant to the provisions of the "Extended Benefits Law," sections 5 through 11 of P.L.1970, c.324 (C.43:21-24.11 et seq.), and, if otherwise eligible under those provisions, shall be eligible to receive extended benefits.
L.2011, c.154, s.5; amended 2013, c.279, s.5.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2014-03-06 15:16:17.
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