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A business owner would also be counted if the business is engaged in activities required to be licensed by the Construction Industries Division (CID), although a CID sole proprietor has the option to exempt themselves. Also, if the partnership is organized as a limited partnership, the partners would be counted as employees for purposes of determining if mandatory coverage is required.
a. Worker requests re-employment,
b. You are hiring,
c. The treating doctor certifies the worker is fit to perform the pre-injury job or a modified duty job without significant risk of re-injury,
d. The job is available.
If you are hiring, you shall also offer to rehire the worker who applies for any job paying less than the pre-injury job provided worker is qualified for the job and the doctor certifies that the worker is fit to perform the job offered without significant risk of re-injury. Employers must treat injured workers in good faith and not punish them or terminate them solely because they were injured and thereafter seek workers’ compensation benefits.