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The New Jersey Business & Industry Association is opposing legislation that creates a presumption that certain essential employees contracted COVID-19 on the job and shifts the costs onto New Jersey’s workers compensation system.
This process would ultimately result in significant financial loss on employers, many of which are struggling due to the pandemic, by virtue of increased premiums.
Federal money is already allocated to cover the costs of essential workers who contract COVID-19. The Legislature is leaving federal dollars on the table and instead having the employer community shoulder the increase.
NJBIA recognizes the intent of the legislation to ensure that our essential employees who become ill receive the benefits they need.
We believe that the goal can be met without overwhelming the workers compensation system.
Ask Governor Murphy to veto S-2380.