Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act 1998 No 86
Current version for 24 November 2014 to date (accessed 26 November 2014 at 10:04)
Chapter 3Part 2Section 48

48   Return to work obligations of worker

(1)  A worker who has current work capacity must, in co-operation with the employer or insurer, make reasonable efforts to return to work in suitable employment or pre-injury employment at the worker’s place of employment or at another place of employment.
(2)  For the purposes of this section, a worker is to be treated as making a reasonable effort to return to work in suitable employment or pre-injury employment during any reasonable period in which:
(a)  the worker is waiting for the commencement of a workplace rehabilitation service that is required to be provided under an injury management plan for the worker, or
(b)  the worker is waiting for a response to a request for suitable employment or pre-injury employment made by the worker and received by the employer, or
(c)  if the employer’s response is that suitable employment or pre-injury employment will be provided at some time, the worker is waiting for suitable employment or pre-injury employment to commence.
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