We told you about it when it was launched back in January, but the law (HB 2123) creating the Stay at Work program went into effect a year ago, on June 15, 2011. On the program’s anniversary the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) issued a release reporting that so far it has reimbursed 568 employers with $2.5 million and helped 1,200 injured workers remain on the job.
The Stay at Work program reimburses some of the costs to employers who bring their injured workers quickly and safely back to light-duty or transitional work, without negatively impacting the employers’ experience ratings. It’s a great deal for workers because they can continue making a living to support their families while they fully recover, and it’s a great deal for eligible employers because they can receive up to half of the worker’s base wages for up to 66 days or $10,000 per claim.
How it works:
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