Joseph Peck, Jr. v. Newark Morning Ledger Company
344 N.J. Super. 169 (App. Div. 2001)
Decided October 5, 2001
The appellate court affirmed the worker's compensation judge's finding that the respondent's attempted waiver of New Jersey Workers' Compensation Act coverage was invalid because the notice was unclear and the petitioner did not understand its meaning. The appellate court further agreed that such an election could not eliminate only occupational disease and that an election to waive coverage under the act had to occur prior to occupational exposure.