2009 New Jersey Code
TITLE 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
34:15
34:15-136.1 - Documentation, maintenance of complete and accurate records of wages paid

34:15-136.1  Documentation, maintenance of complete and accurate records of wages paid.

6. a. A thoroughbred trainer shall document and maintain complete and accurate records of all wages paid, whether by check or in cash, to stable employees and, notwithstanding the provisions of subsection b. of the definition of "Horse racing industry employee" in section 3 of P.L.1995, c.329 (C.34:15-131), to exercise riders who are hired in connection with the exercising or racing of a horse the trainer trains, who receive workers' compensation coverage through the policy secured by the board.  A thoroughbred trainer shall produce these records within five days when directed to do so by the board or a designated agent of the board.  The board is hereby authorized to impose a penalty in an amount not to exceed $1,000 per violation on any trainer who fails to produce complete and accurate records within the time period allotted by this subsection.

b.The appropriate horseman's bookkeeper, consistent with regulations promulgated by the New Jersey Racing Commission, shall document and maintain complete and accurate records of all wages paid, whether by check or in cash, to a jockey or jockey apprentice or driver who receives workers' compensation coverage through the policy secured by the board.

L.2008, c.11, s.6.
 
34:15-137.Act as supplemental to other arrangements 9. Nothing in this act shall affect any existing contract or policy of employers' liability insurance or the liability of any insurance company or provider, or any arrangement now existing between employers and employees, providing for the payment to such employees, their families, dependents or representatives of sick, accident or death benefits in addition to the workers' compensation coverage provided pursuant to this act; but the liability for such compensation shall not be reduced or affected by any insurance, contribution or other benefit whatsoever, due to or received by the person entitled to such compensation, and the person so entitled shall, irrespective of any such insurance or other contract, have the right to recover the compensation directly from the employer under an existing contract or policy of employers' liability insurance.  The board shall have the same rights provided other employers under R.S.34:15-40.

L.1995,c.329,s.9.
 
34:15-138.Plan of operation
10.  a. The board shall create a plan of operation to ensure fair, reasonable, and equitable administration.  The plan of operation and any amendments thereto shall become effective upon approval in writing by the board.

b.The plan of operation shall constitute the bylaws of the board and shall in addition to the requirements enumerated elsewhere in this act:

(1)establish procedures for handling the assets of the board;

(2)establish regular places and times for meetings of the board;

(3)establish procedures for records to be kept of all financial transactions of the board and its agents;

(4)contain such additional provisions as the board may designate necessary or proper for the execution of the powers and duties of the board.

L.1995,c.329,s.10.
 
34:15-139.Commission examination, financial report
11. The board shall be subject to examination by the commission.  The board shall submit to the commission no later than March 31 of each year, a financial report for the preceding calendar year in a form approved by the commission, and a report of its activities during the preceding calendar year.

L.1995,c.329,s.11.
 
34:15-140.Tax exemption 12. The board shall be exempt from payment of all fees and all taxes levied by this State or any of its subdivisions.

L.1995,c.329,s.12.
 
34:15-141.Liability limited
13.  a. The liability of the board and the State with respect to payment of any compensation, benefits, expenses, fees or disbursements properly chargeable against the board shall be limited to the assets held by the board and the board and the State shall not otherwise in any way or manner be liable for the making of any such payment.

b.The liability of the board under this act is limited to the provision of workers' compensation insurance coverage and any sanctions resulting from the failure to so provide.  The board may purchase such insurance as necessary to protect any director, officer, agent or other representative from liability.

L.1995,c.329,s.13.
 
34:15-142.Applicability of R.S.34:15-1 et seq.
14. The provisions of R.S.34:15-1 et seq. shall apply to the provision of workers' compensation insurance under this act in all respects, except as otherwise specifically provided herein.

L.1995,c.329,s.14.
 

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