2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 34:16-40 - Definitions

NJ Rev Stat § 34:16-40 (2013) What's This?

34:16-40. Definitions
As used in this act:

a. "Sheltered workshop" means an occupation oriented facility operated by a nonprofit agency, public or private, which except for its staff, employs only handicapped persons;

b. "Division" means the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services in the Department of Labor and Industry;

c. "Commission" means the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired in the Department of Human Services;

d. "Extended employee" means a severely handicapped person who meets the following requirements: (1) shall have completed a prescribed workshop program; (2) shall have been found, due to the nature and severity of his disability to be incapable of competing in the open or customary labor market; and (3) shall have been certified as being an extended employee by the staff of the division or the commission or (4) shall have been certified by the division or the commission as an extended employee qualified to perform industrial homework under the supervision of a sheltered workshop;

e. "Extended employment program" means a program designed for those persons whose handicapped conditions fit them only for sheltered employment in a sheltered workshop or in performance of industrial homework under the supervision of a sheltered workshop, after completion of a certified program of vocational evaluation and training, or for those severely handicapped persons who were not eligible for vocational rehabilitation services under laws and regulations in effect at the date of enactment of this act and who could benefit from the provisions of this act.

L.1971, c. 272, s. 2. Amended by L.1973, c. 45, s. 1, eff. Feb. 27, 1973; L.1979, c. 335, s. 1, eff. Jan. 21, 1980.

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