Date: February 23, 2012
To: Vice Presidents, Chancellors, Deans, Directors and Department Chairs
From: Vivian Fernández
Vice President Faculty and Staff Resources
Subject: State of New Jersey Unemployment Form Requirement

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development mandates that all employers, including Rutgers, issue Form BC-10 (Instructions for Claiming Unemployment Benefits) to employees who are separated from employment. In the past, the state did not require employers to give Form BC-10 to employees who were laid off for fewer than seven days. However, as a result of recent state legislation (L. 2011, c. 87), Form BC-10 must be given to any employee who becomes unemployed for any reason, whether the unemployment is permanent or temporary. The new law also requires that employers provide separated workers with the following additional information on Form BC-10:

  • Date the worker becomes unemployed.
  • Recall date, in cases where the employment separation is temporary.
  • Notification that the employee may lose some or all benefits if a claim is not filed in a timely manner.

You must make certain that all sections of the form, including those required by the new legislation, are completed before it is issued to the employee. The form is available for download here

If you have any questions about the use of the form, please contact University Human Resources at 848-932-3020.