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The Two Minimum Rates in New Jersey Workers’ Compensation

By on September 7, 2018 in Workers' Comp Basics with 0 Comments

Everyone knows that New Jersey has a minimum rate for temporary disability benefits, but it is not as widely understood that New Jersey also has a minimum rate for permanency.  In 2018 the minimum rate for temporary disability benefits is $241 per week.  But the minimum rate for permanency remains $35 per week, as it […]

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When Should a Judge Reconstruct An Employee’s Wages for Permanency Purposes?

By on March 16, 2018 in Awards with 2 Comments

The concept of reconstructing wages for permanency awards pertains to part-time workers with serious injuries.  For example, consider an employee who works 20 hours per week earning $10 per hour.  The employee has a serious injury that prevents the employee from earning the same amount of money or prevents the employee from working full-time in […]

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