Time to pay judgments shortened

New for 2007: A Judge of Compensation can now award interest on awards that have not been paid within 60 days. This is a significant change in the law, as compensation judges previously could not award interest for withheld payments until after 90 days. This change has been codified at N.J.S.A. 34:15-28. Practice tip: issue payments due under an award as soon as possible to avoid a motion for interest (which can be brought by petitioner’s counsel or the Judge herself).

Greg Lois is the managing partner of LOIS LLC, a 19-attorney law firm dedicated to defending employers and carriers in New York and New Jersey workers' compensation claims. Greg is the author of a popular series of "Handbooks" on workers' compensation, and is the co-author of the 2016 Lexis-Nexis New Jersey Workers' Compensation Practice Guide. Greg can be reached at 201-880-7213 or glois@lois-llc.com