The NJ Assembly has approved (25 yes-0 no-15 not voting) and amended version of A2617 that Requires employers to provide hiring preference to employees who have reached maximum medical improvement following work-related injury.
The floor amendments were:
(1) exclude from the definition of employer any contractor as that term is defined in section 3 of P.L.1999, c.238 (C.34:11-56.50); and
(2) provide that the bill does not apply to athletes employed by professional sports teams.
The NJ Senate passed the bill on 5/20/2021 on May 20, 2021.
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