NJBIA is reminding business owners they can report prospective employees that are refusing suitable work through their online Employer Access account with the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
The program, encouraged by NJBIA over the summer, was launched in August as many employers reported hiring challenges due to extended employer benefits. New Jersey currently has the third highest unemployment rate (7.0%) in the nation.
In order to receive unemployment insurance benefits, unemployed individuals must actively search for and accept offers for suitable employment – as stated on the NJDOL website.
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 NJDOL’s 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.