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New Jersey: Phone Call Offer of Employment to NJ Residence Sufficient to Support Jurisdiction for Out-of-State Injury

April 27, 2017 (1 min read)

An employer and employee created an employment arrangement in New Jersey where the evidence indicated the employee, after filing an online application with a New York company, initially received a phone call at his home to arrange an employment interview at the employer’s New York operation and, following that interview, received another telephone call at his home from one of the employer’s representatives offering him the job. Accordingly, a New Jersey court, quoting Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, held that the Garden State had a sufficient interest in the employment arrangement to allow it to exercise jurisdiction over a workers’ compensation claim in spite of the fact that all work had been performed in New York and the employee’s injury was sustained in New York.

Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter, is the co-author of Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law (LexisNexis).

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See Williams v. Raymours Furniture Co., 2017 N.J. Super. LEXIS 51 (Apr. 19, 2017)

See generally Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, § 142.01.

Source: Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, the nation’s leading authority on workers’ compensation law

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