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September 2014 Archives

Work illness proof is vital to New Jersey benefits approval

A loss of productivity keeps New Jersey employers interested in the health of employees. A workplace flu outbreak can decrease the supply of products or services to customers. Ultimately, an unhealthy workforce can eat into a company's profits.

New Jersey companies have new job injury reporting rules

Bergen County employers must follow reporting requirements when a worker is hurt or dies on the job. Employees or their representatives must let companies know about workplace injuries as soon as possible. The employer is responsible for filing a workers' compensation claim in a timely manner and when an injury is serious or fatal, the employer also must inform the federal government.

What are the job safety rights of a Bergen County worker?

Employees' rights to safe work environments are protected in New Jersey at state and federal levels. The Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health Program is a state-run program reserved for public sector employees. The private sector workforce has similar protections under the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

North Bergen worker killed by driver in construction zone

Laws in many states are designed to deter drivers from risking the lives of people who work in construction zones. In New Jersey, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association, any fines associated with moving violations in a construction zone are doubled whether or not workers are at the site. Negligent drivers who ignore the rules endanger the safety of everyone around them.