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New Jersey Supreme Court Rules That Employee Volunteer at Family Fun Day Event Was Performing Work Duties And Was Not Engaged In A Social Or Recreational Activity

| February 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

In 1979 the New Jersey legislature adopted a change to N.J.S.A. 34:15-7 to add that recreational and social activities are

New Jersey Assembly Committee Votes To Approve Hiring Preference Bill As Part of New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act

| January 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Employers need to be aware of an Assembly bill that would turn the workers’ compensation statute into an employment protection

Appellate Division Affirms Dismissal of Occupational Tinnitus Claim

| January 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

There are not many Appellate Division decisions on occupational hearing loss and tinnitus, which is why the decision is of

Adverse Reactions to Vaccinations: Current Issues in Workers’ Compensation

| December 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

As the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines begin to be administered to the population in the United States, many clients

Appellate Division Holds Insurance Carrier Failed to Prove Proper Cancellation of Policy

| December 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

It remains very difficult for New Jersey insurers to cancel policies in workers’ compensation.  Strict compliance with N.J.S.A. 34:15-81 is

The Crucial Difference Between Impairment And Disability In Workers’ Compensation

| December 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Understanding the difference between “impairment” and “disability” is important in properly reserving files and in defending workers’ compensation cases. Many

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Clarifying Effective Date of Hand And Foot Bill

| November 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Earlier this year the new hand and foot bill became effective on January 21, 2020.  This bill marked a significant

Proposed Bill to Require Carriers to Pay for Costs of Medical Marijuana Passes Committee While the New Jersey Supreme Court is Scheduled to Hear Oral Arguments on the Issue

| October 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

The New Jersey Assembly Appropriations Committee passed A1708 on October 26, 2020, setting the stage for an eventual full Assembly

Appellate Division Rules Against Medical Providers In Jurisdictional Dispute Where Almost All Contacts Were In Pennsylvania And New York

| October 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

An important decision came down today on an issue that concerns practitioners, employers, carriers and third party administrators.  The decision

Judge of Compensation Can Order Petitioner to Reimburse An Employer Following Reversal of An Award by the Appellate Division

| October 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

What happens when an order is entered against an employer to pay a workers’ compensation award and then respondent appeals