Most people assume that if they work, they get paid but how often? Are you entitled to a paycheck that comes during a regular pay period? In short, it depends on your state's particular law. For instance, it could be dependent upon your job, contract and state of residence. For example, in California, farm laborers are must be paid on a weekly basis on a specified business day. This post will briefly discuss the general principles that underlie regular pay periods.
Workers' compensation is not and never was intended to provide permanent benefits. It is designed to provide a stop-gap measure for workers who are injured on the job and unable to work. Workers' compensation is essentially wage replacement, not welfare or unemployment benefits. For workers who are permanently injured and either unable to return to work or work in the same job, they must apply for permanent disability benefits. This post will go over the requirements to get permanent disability benefits.
The Department of Labor calls on the states to update their certification laws to give credit to military experience and education. A consistent barrier to civilian employment for many military veterans is a lack of proper certification. The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America recently released their 7th Annual Survey of its members, which identified professional certification and education as significant barriers for finding gainful employment.
Cutting off workers' compensation benefits when you return to work makes sense at first. After all, workers' compensation compensates you for your injuries you sustained at work. If you can work, then you must not be injured anymore. But this takes a very narrow view of workers' compensation. There are many reasons to order these benefits, including as wage replacement, but that does not cover all of the reasons. This post will go over the ways that returning to work may affect your benefits.