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Friday, September 14, 2012

NJ Legislature to Discuss Workers Compensation Reforms


The NJ Legislature will be discussing potential major changes to the NJ Workers' Compensation Act during Senate Labor Committee hearings next week. 

The Senate Labor Committee will meet on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 10:00 AM in Committee Room 6, First Floor, State House Annex, TrentonNew Jersey.

The following bills will be considered:

S-1630
Bateman/Oroho
Prohibits payment of temporary disability benefits to incarcerated individuals.

S-1898
O'Toole/Allen
Prohibits requirement to provide information for access to account on social networking website by employer.

S-1915
Sweeney/Whelan
Prohibits requirement to disclose user name, password, or other means for accessing account or service through electronic communications device by employers.

S-1916
Sweeney
A-2879
Burzichelli/Greenwald/
Ramos/Conaway/Caride
Prohibits requirement to disclose user name, password, or other means for accessing account or service through electronic communications devices by institutions of higher education.

S-1926
Greenstein
Bans charging workers' compensation claimants for medical expenses, gives Division of Workers' Compensation sole jurisdiction over work-related medical claims. (Binding arbitration)

S-2022
Madden
A-2652 (1R)
Eustace/Singleton/Egan/
Benson/Coughlin
Bans charging workers' compensation claimants for medical expenses, gives Division of Workers' Compensation sole jurisdiction over work-related medical claims.

SCR-123
Scutari
Memorializes Congress and the President to enact the "Team USA Made in America Act of 2012."

A-2878 (1R)
Burzichelli/Greenwald/
Ramos/Conaway/Caride
Prohibits requirement to disclose user name, password, or other means for accessing account or service through electronic communications device by employers.

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