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Richard Marcolus Testifies Before NJ Senate Committees in Support of Workers’ Rights

Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Richard J. Marcolus has been busy advocating for workers in New Jersey.

Earlier this month, the New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist addressed two measures under consideration in the New Jersey Senate during a press conference and Senate Committee hearings.

  • S-2865: On Monday, December 7th, Rich was spoke at a press conference to voice his opposition to a bill sponsored by Senator Robert Singer. The bill, S2865, would expose essential health care workers to civil penalties and licensing suspensions for failure to report COVID and infectious disease outbreaks. Rich also testified in opposition of the measure before the Senate Health Committee that same day.
  • S-818: On Tuesday, December 8th, Rich appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to support S818, a bill that would expand workers’ compensation benefits for workers who are injured on their way to work after being directed to park in a designated area. If passed, the bill would overrule the New Jersey Supreme Court’s ruling in Hersh v. County of Morris, in which the Court held that injuries suffered by workers under such circumstances are not compensable.

A Career Dedicated to Injured Workers

Richard J. Marcolus is a Partner at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. who focuses his practice on fighting for injured workers and their families. A former Union Carpenter who remains a Union Member to this day, Rich has an intimate understanding of the difficulties workers can face when seeking benefits following work-related injuries, and has dedicated his legal career to helping create clearer paths to needed benefits.

In addition to helping secure millions in benefits on our clients’ behalves, Rich actively advocates for policies that expand the rights of workers throughout the state of New Jersey, including the essential worker COVID-19 presumption bill recently signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy.

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