N.J. Admin. Code § 12:17-9.1

Current through Register Vol. 53, No. 9, May 3, 2021
Section 12:17-9.1 - Disqualification for voluntarily leaving-general principles
(a) An individual shall be disqualified for benefits for the week in which he or she has left work voluntarily without good cause attributable to such work, and for each week thereafter until the individual becomes reemployed and works eight weeks in employment, which may include employment for the Federal government, and has earned in employment at least 10 times the individual's weekly benefit rate, as determined in each case. See 43:21-5(a).
(b) For the purpose of this subchapter, "good cause attributable to such work" means a reason related directly to the individual's employment, which was so compelling as to give the individual no choice but to leave the employment.
(c) The burden of proof is on the claimant to establish good cause attributable to such work for leaving.
(d) An individual who leaves work for several reasons, one of which constitutes good cause attributable to such work, shall not be disqualified for benefits.
(e) An individual's separation from employment shall be reviewed as a voluntarily leaving work issue where the separation was for the following reasons including, but not limited to:
1. Lack of transportation;
2. Care of children or other relatives;
3. School attendance;
4. Self-employment;
5. Lack of housing;
6. Relocating to another area for personal reasons;
7. Relocating to another area to accompany a spouse, a civil union partner, or other relatives;
8. Voluntary retirement;
9. To accept other work; or
10. Incarceration.

N.J. Admin. Code § 12:17-9.1

Amended by 47 N.J.R. 1009(a), effective May 18, 2015.