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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

On-Premises Injury While Cashing Payroll Check Held Not Compensable

Injured worker, a supermarket employee, was held not acting within the scope of his employment when he was injured after slipping on a granular substance on the floor of the checkout area. Petitioner, clad in what appeared to be his pajamas, had come to the store several hours before his scheduled shift to cash his paycheck. He used some of the cash to buy a lottery ticket from the courtesy desk, handed the ticket to a friend working at a separate register, and was in the process of walking away when he fell.

Miller v Shoprite, N.J. App. Div. (2015) 2015 WL 7031636 Decided November 13, 2015 (Unpublished Decision)