As reported last month, the business community was let down by passage of a bill that allows a presumption that certain essential employees contracted COVID-19 on the job and shifts the response costs onto New Jersey’s workers compensation system.

NJBIA lobbied hard against the bill, as it will force employers to shoulder increased premiums at a very difficult time, while irresponsibly leaving federal CARES Act money on the table that is specifically allocated to cover the costs of essential workers who do contract COVID-19 on the job.

The bill, as written, also does not limit the time to a presumption of contracting the illness to when New Jersey’s stay-at-home orders were in place.

The bill is now on Gov. Murphy’s desk and NJBIA is calling on members to ask him to veto the bill. So far, more than 800 NJBIA-member businesses have done so.

To take action and request the governor veto the bill, click here.

To better understand NJBIA’s objections to the bill and the amendments sought, click here.

To see how you’re legislator voted on the bill, click here.

12 responses to “Take Action: Tell Gov. Murphy to Veto Workers Comp Bill”

  1. Charles Woodward says:

    Please do not approve this bill as it will further put financial strains on N.J. Bussinesses

  2. harry typaldos says:

    Please do not approve this bill as it will further put financial strains on N.J. Businesses

  3. Please do not approve this, as the burden on small NJ business is already high

  4. Steve says:

    Please do not approve this bill as it will further put financial strains on N.J. Businesses

  5. Gsil says:

    Please do not approve this bill Governor Murphy as businesses in New Jersey
    are struggling to stay in business with additional PPE costs combined with increased concerns about the safety and future of business survival. Thank you.

  6. Mohamed says:

    Please don’t approve this bill small business already struggling.

  7. Hisham says:

    Please don’t approve this bill small business already in a hard finance situation

  8. Asim says:

    Governor Murphy please veto this bill because it will add more financial burdens on small businesses if not dealt with.

  9. David says:

    Covid has hurt business enough. Please don’t make it worse.
    Please veto this bill.

  10. DEB PATRIGNANI says:

    Please do not approve this bill as it will add additional financial strains on N.J. Businesses

  11. David says:

    Approving this bill will only add salt to already open wounds. The cost of doing business in this state was already a burden. Having built and run a business here for a quarter of a century I have given to the state. Under the guise of the “pandemic” you want to add a 2.75% sales tax to health insurance policies, are you out of your mind?
    Now in addition you wish increase Workers Compensation Premiums, where does it end? Businesses moving out of the state to avoid egregious costs?
    Please “Do Not” approve this bill. Veto it !

  12. Adeline Marano says:

    Please veto this bill as a business owner protect us from higher premiums on workers comp insurance. I can’t believe all the more stress you’ve put on businesses in NJ. I guess you’d prefer us to leave the state. We are the heart of this state and you need to do something to keep us in NJ and not drive us out