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Friday, September 8, 2017

Proposed New Code of Conduct for NJ Judges of Compensation

The Department is proposing repeals, amendments, and a new rule, which would result in the adoption of a new Code of Conduct for Judges of Compensation (Code). The proposed adoption of a new Code is prompted by the Supreme Court of New Jersey (Supreme Court) having recently adopted a revised New Jersey Code of Judicial Conduct, effective September 1, 2016, which applies to judges who serve within the judicial branch of State government, as opposed to those, like Judges of Compensation, who serve within the executive branch of State government.

New Jersey Workers' Compensation Maximum Rates to Increase in 2018

 In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 34:15-12.a, the maximum workers' compensation benefit rate for temporary disability, permanent total disability, permanent partial disability, and dependency is hereby promulgated as being $903.00 per week.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Florida Workers' Compensation Hearing Office Closures - Hurricane Irma

The State of Florida is now operating under a State of Emergency Order due to the predicted landfall of Hurricane Irma (Catagory 5 Storm).

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Technology - Efficiency - Uniform Procedure

For decades the NJ Workers' Compensation administrative law system has had to adapt to meet the social, political, economic and technological changes of a changing world. The well thought-out proposals by the NJ State Bar Association (NJSBA) are a starting point to the beginning of a new wave of discussion and change.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Hurricane Irma - Employment Status Issues

Hurricane Irma is quickly approaching the US and a projected Florida landfall is expected. Predicting its direction, arrival, and strength is a major challenge.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Looking for Order in the Land of Chaos

The NJ Appellate Division was again faced with a dispute over medical fees. This issue has engulfed the NJ Division of Workers' Compensation over the decades. New Jersey remains a member of a diminishing minority of seven jurisdictions that lack a medical fee schedule for workers' compensation claims.

Friday, August 18, 2017

How to View the 2017 Solar Eclipse Safely

Many workers will have the opportunity to view the 2017 Solar Eclipse that will be occurring this Monday, August 21, 2017, sweeping from the Northwest US to the Southeast US. Safety precautions are essential to prevent eye damage. The following is shared information is shared from The National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA].