Thursday, July 26, 2012
VLAD Y. MAKUTOFF VS. BOARD OF REVIEW, ET AL.
VLAD Y. MAKUTOFF VS. BOARD OF REVIEW, ET AL. A-3444-10T3
Non-immigrant professionals granted limited work authorization by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under the North American Free Trade Act are not eligible for unemployment benefits because they are not "available for work" within the meaning of N.J.S.A. 43:21-4(c). The authorization permits the professional to work only for an identified employer, and additional approval must be obtained from DHS before he or she can work for another. See 19 U.S.C.A. §§ 3301- 3473; 8 U.S.C.A. § 1184(e)(2); 8 U.S.C.A. § 1101(a)(15)(H). 07-23-12