On September 14, 2020, New Jersey enacted legislation S2380 that provides COVID-19 related benefits to employees across the State. The new law creates a rebuttable presumption of workers’ compensation coverage for COVID-19 cases contracted by “essential workers” during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Notably, the new law is effective immediately and retroactive to March 9, 2020, the date of Governor Murphy’s initial executive order declaring a state of emergency.
OlenderFeldman LLP has prepared FAQs to further explain the burden of proof under the new law and outline the definitions of “essential worker”: Click Here for the FAQs.
Further information or guidance concerning the new law can be obtained from OlenderFeldman LLP. Please contact Howard Matalon () or Alex Umansky () in the Employment Practices and Employment Litigation group.