WorkCover NSW has announced reforms in workers’ compensation insurance for the 15,000 medium to large employers in NSW who employ over 2.6 million employees.
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Effectively managing employees who claim to be sick or injured remains a significant and costly issue for employers. But help is at hand.
It’s probably just coincidence, but a number of our clients in recent months have raised their concerns about how their workers’ compensation insurance provider hasn’t handled a particular claim well, and this has cost the employer dearly, either in an employee’s ongoing lost time from work, or by causing an increase in the employer’s workers compensation premiums.
The Fair Work Act continues an offence for dismissing an employee because the employee is temporarily absent from work due to illness or injury of a kind prescribed by regulations.
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