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Committee Approves Long-Awaited Presumption Bill for Essential Workers

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | 920 | 0 | 55 min read

Business groups in New Jersey were hoping lawmakers would take a page from Connecticut and California, where a COVID-19 presumption order applies only to illnesses diagnosed within a limited time frame. But the New Jersey Assembly Appropriations Committee this week voted in favor of a broader version of Assembly Bill A3999, which makes it easier for essential employees to win workers' compensation claims if they contract the virus while a state of emergency continues. Via a Zoom video conference Monday, the committee heard from nine representatives of some of the largest insurance and bu...

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