Effective August 19, 2013, the New Jersey Unemployment Compensation Law was amended to redefine the provisions penalizing employers who fail to timely respond to requests for information from the Division of Unemployment and Temporary Disability Insurance (the “Division”).

An employer’s unemployment insurance account will not be relieved of charges related to a fraudulent benefit payment if the Division determines that the employer (1) is at fault for an erroneous payment because the employer failed to respond in a timely or adequate manner to a request from the Division for information that relates to a claim, and (2) the employer engaged in a “pattern of failing to respond.”