New Jersey Unemployment Compensation Appeal to the Board of Review

If the decision rendered by the Appeal Tribunal in incorrect, the Claimant may appeal to the Board of Review. The Board of Review is the highest appellate level within the Department of Labor and Workforce Development for deciding unemployment and disability insurance benefit disputes.  The decision will become final unless any interested party files an appeal in writing to the Board of Review within twenty days from the mailing or notification date of the decision. Appeals may be filed by mail or in the local unemployment claims office, and should include the reasons for appealing.

An appeal to the Board of Review involved the filing of appeal within the required deadline. Because the Board of Review will not be conducting any additional hearings or allowing the Claimant to present any additional evidence or testimony, it is important for the appeal to clearly address the relevant and applicable legal principles, laws, rules and regulations to explain why the decision of the Appeal Tribunal should be reversed.

Whether you had or did not have legal representation at the Appeal Tribunal appeal proceedings, it may be important to have legal representation by a New Jersey Unemployment Compensation attorney or lawyer in an appeal before the Board of Review. An attorney or lawyer experienced in handling New Jersey Unemployment Compensation appeals will be able to prepare and file a legal brief or memorandum addressing the specific facts, legal principles, laws, rules and regulations in the appeal to the Board of Review. If the appeal is successful, the Board of Review can reverse the decision of the Appeal Tribunal or order a remand back to the Appeal Tribunal to re-consider the claim. It may be important to seek the advice of a New Jersey Unemployment Compensation attorney or lawyer with respect to an appeal filed with the Board of Review.

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