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Thursday, January 19, 2023

Insurance Agent's Conduct Determines Liability for Failure to Inform an Employer of Workers' Compensation Coverage Options

The NJ Supreme court held that the insurance agent's conduct must be a willful, wanton, or grossly negligent act of commission or omission for failure to advise an employer about workers' compensation coverage for a Limited Liability Corporation.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

OSHA: America Airlines Fined for Retaliating Against Worker Who Reported Hazardous Fumes in Cabin

Federal safety and health investigators have determined that one of the nation's largest airlines retaliated against flight attendants who reported worker illnesses caused by toxic fumes entering aircraft cabins.

NJ Employee Protection Law for Mass Layoff Now in Effect

The landmark worker protection law that requires advance notification and severance pay in cases of mass layoffs would take effect this year, according to legislation sponsored by Senator Joe Cryan and Senator Fred Madden that was signed into law today by Governor Phil Murphy.

Thursday, January 5, 2023

FTC Proposes Rule to Ban Noncompete Clauses

The Federal Trade Commission proposed a new rule that would ban employers from imposing noncompetes on their workers, a widespread and often exploitative practice that suppresses wages, hampers innovation, and blocks entrepreneurs from starting new businesses. By stopping this practice, the agency estimates that the new proposed rule could increase wages by nearly $300 billion per year and expand career opportunities for about 30 million Americans.

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Order: Workers' Compensation Law 2023 Update

Jon Gelman’s* newly revised and updated treatise on Workers’ Compensation Law can now be ordered from Thomson Reuters®. The treatise is the most complete and research-integrated work on NJ Workers’ Compensation law.

Monday, December 26, 2022

Counsel Fee of $123,415 Deemed Excessive by the Appellate Division

The NJ Appellate Court reversed and remanded a claim where the Judge of Compensation awarded a counsel fee to the claimant’s attorney $123,415. The reviewing tribunal deemed the fees based on a permanency award, a motion for medical and temporary benefits, and a motion for enforcement inconsistent with the reasonable method in determining fees.

Friday, December 16, 2022

BLS Reports Fatal Accident Rates Soared in 2021

The 3.6 fatal occupational injury rate in 2021 represents the highest annual rate since 2016. A worker died every 101 minutes from a work-related injury in 2021.