Workers’ Compensation Posting Requirements for New Jersey Employers
New Jersey workers’ compensation is a “no fault” insurance program that provides medical treatment, wage replacement and permanent disability compensation to employees who face illnesses or injuries that are job related. New Jersey law requires every employer, whether a sole proprietor, a partnership, an LLC or a corporation, to obtain workers’ compensation insurance if it has one or more employees and if the work conducted by the employer is performed in New Jersey.
New Jersey mandates other requirements as well. Among these is the posting of official workers’ compensation forms. Each employer who does in fact obtain workers’ compensation insurance for its employees must post and maintain in a conspicuous place a typewritten or printed notice clearly indicating the following:
(i) The employer has obtained the required workers’ compensation insurance;
(ii) The name of the company or companies insuring its liability; or
(iii) Shall state the employer has qualified for carrying its own liability.
An experienced New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyer will tell you a failure to comply with workers’ compensation laws may subject the employer to either civil penalties or criminal penalties, or both.
Should your employer not comply with the posting requirements, you may verify whether or not you are covered under workers’ compensation insurance by either:
(i) Writing to: Compensation Rating & Inspection Bureau
60 Park Place
Newark, NJ 07102 or;
(ii) Logging on to: www.njcrib.com.
Dan T. Matrafajlo is an experienced New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyer and is available at (908) 248-4404 to answer any questions you may have.