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Behavioral health panel explores effective interventions for employees

In a virtual discussion presented by NJBIZ and moderated by New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies Inc. President and CEO Debra Wentz, panelists from Recovery Centers of America at Lighthouse, Hackensack Meridian Health Carrier Clinic and RWJBarnabas Health discuss what employers should look for, and how they can help, particularly amid effects stemming from the COVID-19 crisis.

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Close up of COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine vials at the lab. Syringe and phial with virus Sars-CoV-2 vaccine ready for clinical trial. One dose of vaccine in vial with syringe on glass table with copy space.

COVID vaccine won’t be mandatory, Murphy admin says (updated)

“What we’re hoping is through public awareness, education, bringing in partners to help us reach … diverse groups through the state, that people will make a choice to be vaccinated,” New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said. “We have to do our job and our role of making sure that it’s a safe and efficacious vaccine."

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OPINION: Reciprocal treatment

Responsible employers deserve COVID-19 liability protections. If it can be presumed an employee contracted the virus at work, even though there are countless other places where they could have contracted it, what is stopping an enterprising plaintiff from asserting they caught it there also? From, The New Jersey Civil Justice Institute's Eric DeGesero.

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