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The Essential Workers Legislation In New Jersey: What It Means and What It Does Not Mean

| September 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

On Monday, September 14, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed S2380 dealing with COVID-19 and essential workers in respect

Update On Essential Workers And Hand And Foot Bills

| September 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many readers have asked about the status of two very significant bills affecting New Jersey workers’ compensation practice.  They are

The Crucial Importance of Investigating Subsequent Accidents

| August 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Workers’ compensation claims professionals know how important it is to ask about prior injuries in workers’ compensation.  That information can

When Are Injuries That Occur At Work Not Covered By Workers’ Compensation?

| August 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

There is a fairly widespread belief that any injury that occurs at work must be covered under workers’ compensation.  But

Respondents Can Reopen Cases Too

| August 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Employers and workers’ compensation professionals are very familiar with reopener petitions or applications for modification of awards.  A reopener may

Divided Supreme Court Upholds Right of Employer to Pursue Subrogation For Payment Of Workers’ Compensation Benefits Even Where Employee Cannot Sue Due to The Limitation-On-Lawsuit Option

| July 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

One of the most significant cases for employers in many years is N.J. Transit Corp. v. Sanchez, 2020 LEXIS 520

Governor Signs COVID-19 Accidental Disability Pension Law

| July 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

A3945 was signed into law on July 1, 2020 by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy.  The law provides for both

Gathering Information to Make Decisions on Compensability of COVID-19 Cases

| June 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Employers, third party administrators and insurance carriers have for months been expending a great deal of time collecting information needed

Appellate Court Allows Employee To Reopen Terms Of A Consent Settlement To Reconstruct Wages

| June 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

A recent unpublished case poses an unusual question:  can a party to a consent settlement for a percentage of disability

Appellate Division Rejects Argument That Employee Was On A Special Mission And Was Compelled To Report To A Training Meeting

| June 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

A key doctrine in the law known as “respondeat superior” provides that an employer is responsible for the acts of