Jobless benefits notification, contraband tobacco bills pass Senate

TRENTON – The state Senate unanimously passed a bill that would require employers to include on their unemployment benefits packages to departing employees information about the “time sensitivity” for filing such claims.

The bill, S2580, requires employers to provide unemployed workers a printed copy of benefit instructions. The instructions page would include:

1.) The date the worker becomes unemployed, and, to the extent possible if the unemployment is temporary, the date upon which the worker is expected to be recalled to work; and

2.) Notification that the individual may lose some or all of the benefits to which that person is entitled to if a claim is not filed in a timely manner.

No provision of the bill is intended to provide the ex-employee the right to be re-hired, it states.

The state Senate also passed unanimously (39-0) bill S2175 that would require all contraband tobacco products to be turned over to state authorities in order to be destroyed. The bill also states that equipment used to produce such products would also be forfeited.

 

Jobless benefits notification, contraband tobacco bills pass Senate