New Jersey Employer Reporting Requirement

We have an important update regarding legislation changes in New Jersey that will be effective from July 31, 2023. These changes require immediate attention as they impact the way employers handle separation information and reporting to the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development’s Division of Unemployment Insurance (LWD).

According to the new legislation, New Jersey employers are already required to provide Form BC-10 to every separated employee upon separation, which includes information about unemployment benefits. However, starting July 31, 2023, employers will now be obligated to “immediately and simultaneously” send a copy of the same Form BC-10 provided to the separated employee to the LWD.

In addition to the existing requirements, employers will now need to provide a new form to the separated employee and the LWD (to be published by the LWD with submission instructions). This new form should include information “sufficient to enable the [LWD] to make a benefit determination.” Regardless of whether the separated employee applies for unemployment benefits, employers must submit this new form to the LWD along with the previously mentioned Form BC-10.

Please note that the state of New Jersey has not yet provided specific instructions on how to implement and adhere to these changes. Rest assured, we are actively monitoring the situation and researching the details as they become available.

While the employer must provide the employee with the above notice, UCM can work with your team to receive a feed of terminations related specifically to New Jersey. UCM is already has the technologies to receive this type of data efficiently, however we are waiting for our state contacts to direct us as to how this data would then be transmitted to their agencies.

We understand that these changes may raise questions or concerns, and we are here to address them. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you require any assistance or clarification regarding the upcoming legislation changes.
Thank you for your attention to this matter. We greatly value your partnership and trust in our services. We will continue to keep you informed as new developments arise.