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Thursday, June 17, 2021

NJ Assembly Passes Amended Employment Bill

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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Jon L. Gelman of Wayne NJ is the author of NJ Workers’ Compensation Law (Thomson-Reuters) and co-author of the national treatise, Modern Workers’ Compensation Law (Thomson-Reuters). For over 4 decades the Law Offices of Jon L Gelman  1.973.696.7900  has been representing injured workers and their families who have suffered occupational accidents and illnesses.

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