NJ Justices Mull Workday Start Times In Slip-And-Fall Case

Law360, New York (November 4, 2013, 2:20 PM EST) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court on Monday weighed where to draw the line, under New Jersey statute, between an employee's commute and when an employee actually starts regular work duties in a slip-and-fall dispute over accidental disability retirement benefits.

The justices heard oral arguments on whether a state worker who was permanently injured after falling on ice-covered steps at an entrance to her office while she was arriving to work early should be entitled to accidental disability retirement benefits.

The appeal was launched by Isabel Nichols,...
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