Archive for Tag: workers compensation

Committee advances bill allowing certain small businesses to forgo workers’ compensation coverage

TRENTON, N.J. – Small businesses and start-ups saddled with a mandate to purchase workers’ compensation coverage despite a lack of employees could see some relief under legislation advanced by the Assembly Labor Committee today. The bill (A508), sponsored Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce and Assemblyman Jay Webber, revises the definition of...

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Governor signs legislation increasing workers’ compensation for loss of an appendage

TRENTON, N.J. – This week the governor signed a bill (A1110/S782) sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer to increase workers’ compensation for the loss of a hand or foot. “Losing a hand or foot is a traumatic, life-changing experience. Workers need to know we will support them during their time of...

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Injured workers protected from bad credit scores under new law

TRENTON, N.J. – Under a law signed by the governor today and sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer, medical providers are prohibited from reporting unpaid workers’ compensation charges to collection and credit reporting agencies. “Workers comp cases can be long and drawn out and medical bills can pile up,” said...

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