Monthly Archives: December 2017

Unemployed Volunteer Firefighter Denied TD Benefits

In what some may view as insult added to injury, an unemployed New Jersey firefighter, who sustained significant injuries to her leg when she slipped and fell on ice as she and others fought a multi-alarm file, does not qualify … Continue reading

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NJ High Court Strikes Down Employment Contract Clauses Waiving Third-Party Claims

Yesterday, in an eagerly awaited decision, Vitale v. Schering-Plough Corp., Case No. A-20-16 (Dec. 11, 2017), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that a disclaimer in an employment agreement in which the employee prospectively waives third-party claims against the … Continue reading

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Medical Benefits Must be “Reasonable and Necessary”—Not Just Beneficial

Virginia Employer Need Not Provide Specialized “Running Blade” Prosthesis While all but a few American jurisdictions require employers to provide medical benefits that are essentially unlimited in terms of duration and amount [see e.g., Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law (“Larson”) § … Continue reading

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