The amendments clarify when a lost time first report must be filed, when and how a unilateral reduction of benefits may be taken, and when and how offsets may be taken when an employee returns to work for a different employer. The rule allows an employer to discontinue benefits regardless of the employee's actual earnings if the employee returns to work without restrictions and there are no conflicting medical records with respect to the lack of restrictions. The amended rule also prohibits the use of a "consent between employee and employer" form to prospectively discontinue or reduce benefits.
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February 24, 2011
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