Commercial Repayment Center Contractor Transition Webinar for Non-Group Health Plans on Thursday, January 18, 2018
Effective February 8, 2018, a new contractor will assume the responsibility of the Medicare Commercial Repayment Center (CRC) functions.
Monday, January 15, 2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018
A NJ Appellate Court barred a subrogation claim made by an employer against a 3rd party for failure to give timely notice to the injured worker. The notice provisions of the NJ statute were strictly enforced.
An employer may bring a lawsuit, in the name of the injured worker or dependents, against a wrongful third-party to recover workers’ compensation benefits paid, if the employee fails to bring an action within one year of the date of the accident.
Friday, January 5, 2018
A public hearing on the proposed repeals, amendments, and a new rule was held on October 3, 2017, at the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, John Fitch Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey. David Fish, Executive Director, Legal and Regulatory Services, was available to preside at the hearing and to receive testimony. There were no attendees at the public hearing and the Department received no written comments. The hearing officer recommended that the Department proceed with the repeals, amendments, and new rule, without change.
Friday, December 29, 2017
Lead paint exposure and resulting illness in the workplace may be reduced following a Federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision this week. The Court mandated that the United States Environmental Protection Agency act upon a rulemaking petition concerning dust-levels and lead-paint standards.
Thursday, December 28, 2017
The work boots were advertised as puncture-resistant, but were not manufactured with the puncture-resistant plate, posing an injury hazard to users. ACE Work Boots Recalled by Shoes for Crews Due to Injury Hazard (Recall Alert)
|ACE Work Boots Recalled|
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled boots and contact Shoes for Crews for instructions on receiving a full refund. The firm is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Jon L. Gelman of Wayne NJ is the author of NJ Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thomson-Reuters) and co-author of the national treatise, Modern Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thomson-Reuters).
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 34:15-12.a, the maximum workers' compensation benefit rate for temporary disability, permanent total disability, permanent partial disability, and dependency is hereby promulgated as being $903.00 per week.
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Even if something looks, sound and smells correct, judges must use their discretion within the bounds of due process restrictions. The road to final justice in workers’ compensation can sometimes be a long one.