Vermont Printable Free General Labor Law Poster Posters Vermont Notice of Workers' Compensation Reinstatement Rights

The Notice of Workers' Compensation Reinstatement Rights is a Vermont general labor law poster poster provided for businesses by the Vermont Department Of Labor. This notification is required for some employers, such as employers who employ 10 or more people.

This poster declares that workers in the State of Vermont are entitled to protections which allow for reinstatement to a job or reemployment following an on the job incident. This ruling is grounded in Title 21 of the Vermont Statues, Annotated ?643b. Specifically, it holds that employers with 10 or more employees under their tenure must comply with several requirements, including:

One, if an employee recovers from injuries sustained in a workplace incident within two years of the event, they must be reinstated. Two, employees must keep employers informed of their recovery status and contact information; employers are charged with actively trying to keep this information current. Three, the worker had an expectation of continued employment should an incident not have occurred. Four, the worker is physically capable of returning to their previous post of employment, or of filling another one should the former prove impossible. Readers of the poster are encouraged at its end to contact the Vermont Department of Labor, specifically the Workers? Compensation and Safety Division for more information concerning worker reinstatement and related protections under the law.

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WC-9 (06/17)	
Workers’ CompensationReinstatement Rights	
21 VSA §643b Reinstatement; seniority and bene fi ts protected	
Vermont Department of Labor
P. O. Box 488
Montpelier, Vermont 05601-0488
 [email protected]
Telephone: (802) 828-2286 TDD: (800) 650-4152Fax: (802) 828-2195	
This law provides that an employer who regularly employs  ten or more people (at least 
10 of whom work more than 15 hours a week), has an obligation to rehire\
 a worker who has  suffered a work related injury  provided that the following conditions are met:
1. The worker recovers from the injury within two (2) years of the onset \
of disability; and
2. The worker keeps the employer informed of his or her interest in reinsta\
tement and his or her current mailing address; and
3. The worker had an expectation of continuing work had the injury not occu\
rred; and
4. The worker is physically capable of performing either his or her prior j\
ob, if available, or an alternative suitable position.	
Reinstatement must be with all bene fi ts earned up to the date of injury, including both seniority 
and accrued leave time.  Obviously, such bene fi ts need not accrue during the period of actual 
Please note that the right to reinstatement applies only to the  fi rst  available suitable job. Thus, 
the employer is not obligated either to create an “extra” position\
 for a returning worker or to lay-
off a current employee in order to comply with this law.
Should you have questions regarding the above, please contact the Vermont Department of 
Labor, Workers’ Compensation and Safety Division at 802-828-2286 or our website:

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