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  • NJ A5114
  • Establishes compensation program for certain county corrections officers injured while performing official duties.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill establishes a compensation program for county corrections officers who are injured while in the performance of the officers' official duties. Under the provisions of the bill, a county corrections officer who, while in the performance of his or her official duties, suffers serious bodily injury as the direct result of an assault by the inmates or detainees under the officer's custody and care will be entitled to receive his or her full salary from the officer's employer for up to six months or until workers' compensation payments begin, whichever comes first. Once the workers' compensation payments begin, the injured officer will be entitled to regular supplemental payments from his or her employer in an amount that, when added to the workers' compensation payments, equal the injured officer's net wages at the time of the injury. These supplemental payments are to continue for up to six months, as long as the person remains a county corrections officer and continues to receive workers' compensation for the injury. The bill also specifies that these supplemental payments are not to negate or impair any fringe benefits afforded an injured officer under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement, contract, or statute and that these fringe benefits are to remain in full force and effect during the time that officer is receiving the supplemental payments authorized under the bill.
Law and Public Safety
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee  (on 7/13/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
7/13/2017 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee
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