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Committee Passes Bill Requiring Hiring Preference for Workers at MMI

Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 193 | 0 | 14 min read

The New Jersey Assembly Labor Committee has approved a bill that would require larger employers to give preference to injured workers who have reached maximum medical improvement. Assembly Bill 2617, co-sponsored by Rep. Carol Murphy, D-Cinnaminson, would mandate that companies with at least 50 employees hire injured workers who cannot return to their previous positions if another suitable position is available. “Work-related injuries can be traumatic and devastating. This bill will ensure that those who are unable to return to their previous position will still be able to put thei...

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