CHAPTER 5LEGAL ISSUES CONCERNING COMPENSATION, INSURANCE, LEAVE, AND OVERTIME

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

Different states have different workers’ compensation (WC) laws that often change. Both JAN at http://www.jan.wvu.edu/and DOL at www.dol.gov have the updated information you need to know. Find out what deadlines apply to your state for submitting workplace illness and injury paperwork to your WC insurance carrier.

HELPFUL TIPS

1. Make laminated business cards for every employee with the following information to keep in their wallets, at home, and at their desk. An example is shown in the HR Tool entitled “Sample WC Card,” at the end of the chapter, on page 75.

Provide employees with at least three cards, and remind them periodically via monthly ...

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