What Your Employer Needs to do

Your employer needs to:

  • Cooperate with the doctor, claim manager or vocational counselor as they try to find other work options for you.
  • Know that if they can find safe light-duty or transitional work for you while you recover, they can get reimbursed for 50% of the base wages they pay, plus expenses such as tools, training or clothing needed. Employers can read more about this incentive at Lni.wa.gov/StayAtWork
  • Know that you, the worker, have the right to refuse job assignments that violate the medical restrictions from your doctor.

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