Workers Compensation Relief
The Commissioner of Banking and Insurance has approved amendments to the New Jersey Workers Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance Manual (Manual) to address how certain
payroll, premium, classification, experience rating, and statistical reporting of claim matters should be handled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These revisions are amended to provide guidance and direction to all workers’ compensation stakeholders; to ensure consistency with the approach on similar questions in other jurisdictions; and, in light of the stay-at-home order issued by the Governor of the State of New Jersey on March 21, 2020, to reclassify the exposure for employers to comport with their current hazard in a work-from-home environment. The changes are effective immediately. All attached changes to the Manual rules are indicated in red.