The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has launched new features that allow businesses to use their Employer Access accounts, formerly known as TWES, to access several key labor resources.
Most notably, businesses can now report prospective employees that are refusing suitable work through their online Employer Access account – at a time when employers say they are struggling to hire due to extended employer benefits.
In order to receive unemployment insurance benefits, unemployed individuals must actively search for and accept offers for suitable employment.
Employers play a key role in ensuring those receiving unemployment benefits are meeting these obligations. If an individual is reported by an employer for refusing suitable work, they can be subject to loss of benefits. Through this new streamlined system, employers can easily share employment refusal information with the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Other useful resources available to businesses through their Employer Access accounts include account summaries, payment history, employer and worker compensation rates, and annual contribution rate notices.
More information about Employer Access can be found here.