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New Life for COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Claims?

January 28, 2022 | njbia.org



When Gov. Phil Murphy reactivated New Jersey’s public health emergency two weeks ago, he also reactivated the legal presumption that an essential workers’ contraction of COVID-19 is work-related – once again leaving employers vulnerable to workers’ compensation claims, even though the virus can literally be transmitted anywhere.

NJ SEED: This is an issue subject to abuse that needs to be addressed by the Legislature.

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