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Monday, June 9, 2008

The NJ Supreme Court Declares Dependency Benefit Increases are Not to Be Retroactively Applied

The NJ Supreme Court reversed a ruling of the Appellate Division and declared the Legislature’s 2004 amendment to the workers’ compensation act not to have retroactive application. The Amendment increased benefits to 70% of wages for dependents of injured workers. The Supreme Court reasoned that the Legislature demonstrated no intent of making the amendment retroactive

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