Approved Opinions or the Week of April 24, 2017
EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS | DIVERSITY
39-2-3050 Williams v. Raymours Furniture Co., Inc., N.J. Super. App. Div. (Accurso, J.A.D.) (7 pp.) The Division of Workers' Compensation dismissed the petition of Keith Williams for lack of jurisdiction. The judge of compensation determined that because Williams worked in New York and the accident happened there, there was no reason for New Jersey to assume jurisdiction of Williams' claim. We reverse. As the facts are undisputed that Williams accepted employment from respondent by telephone from his home in Paterson, thereby establishing New Jersey as the place the contract was created, the law is clear that New Jersey is an appropriate forum for resolution of petitioner's claim petition, certainly in conjunction with his residency here. (Approved for Publication)
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