COVID-19 Workers' Compensation Reform Passes NJ Legislature

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The NJ Legislature has passed a bill expanding workers’ compensation benefits for "essential workers."  This legislation, which awaits the governor's signature to become law, would make it easier for employees on the front lines of coronavirus fight to get work-related benefits.  The bill would create a presumption that coronavirus disease infections contracted by essential employees who interact with the public, including health care workers and public safety workers, are work-related for the purpose of determining employment benefits, including workers’ compensation. It would cover workers in the public and private sectors. If enacted, the bill will be retroactive to March 9, 2020.
Join Robin Ross for an informative one-hour webinar on Avoiding Workers' Compensation Liability During COVID-19, September 29th at 10 a.m.