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16 Nov

November 2021: New Jersey Employers Now Required to Give Job Preference to Certain Employees

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Update Applicable to:

All employers in New Jersey.

What happened?

On September 24, 2021, Governor Murphy signed Assembly Bill 2617 (AB2617) amending New Jersey’s Workers’ Compensation Act.

What are the details?

Effective immediately, the bill amends New Jersey’s Workers’ Compensation Act to require employers with 50 or more employees to provide a hiring preference. This will be to employees following a work-related injury, who have reached maximum medical improvement but are unable to return to the positions where they were previously employed.

For more information, please see the links below:

AB 2617


What do employers need to do?

Employers should review the bill and their applicable policies for injured employees to comply with the bill.