2009 New Jersey Code
34:15-29 - Compensation preferential lien;  claim not assignable;  set offs

34:15-29.  Compensation preferential lien;  claim not assignable;  set offs
    The right of compensation granted by this chapter shall have the same preference against the assets of the employer as is now or may hereafter be allowed by law for a claim for unpaid wages for labor.  Claims or payments due under this chapter shall not be assignable, and shall be exempt from all claims  of creditors and from levy, execution or attachment.  The right of compensation  granted by this chapter may be set off against disability pension benefits or  payments but shall not be set off against employees' retirement pension  benefits or payments.

     Amended by L.1977, c. 156, s. 1, eff. July 14, 1977.

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