Frequently Asked Questions
A. Most Board of Review appeals are decided on the Appeal Tribunal record without another hearing. Therefore, it is important to list the complete basis for a protest on the original appeal.
Q. What do "affirmed," "modified," and "reversed" mean?
A. In rendering a decision, the Board of Review affirms, modifies or reverses the decision of the Appeal Tribunal. By affirming an Appeal Tribunal decision, the Board of Review has agreed with the decision of the Appeal Tribunal and the decision of the Appeal Tribunal still stands. By reversing a decision of the Appeal Tribunal, the Board of Review has completely disagreed with the decision of the Appeal Tribunal. This means that the appellant to the Board of Review has prevailed. By modifying the decision of the Appeal Tribunal, the Board of Review has changed the Appeal Tribunal decision in some way. A modification may be in favor of or against the appellant to the Board of Review. If an interested party has any question regarding a decision of the Board of Review, the party should report to a local unemployment claims office with a copy of the decision and ask for assistance or contact the Board of Review at (609) 984-2010.
Q. What does “remand” mean?
A. A remand by the Board of Review means that the matter is returned to the Appeal Tribunal for another hearing and decision.
Q. How can a copy of the tape of an Appeal Tribunal hearing be obtained?
A. To obtain a copy of the tape of an Appeal Tribunal hearing, submit your request in writing to the Board of Review at the address below:
Board of Review
Attn: Luis D. Vargas
Department of Labor and Workforce Development
PO Box 937
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0937
List the reasons for requesting the tape. In some instances, a nominal cost of duplicating the tape is involved.
Q. How can I receive a transcript of an Appeal Tribunal hearing?
A. Written transcripts are only prepared when a case is appealed to the Appellate Division of the Superior Court. In lieu of a transcript, a copy of the tape recording of a hearing may be requested as indicated above.