TITLE 28
Labor and Labor Relations

CHAPTER 28-29
Workers' Compensation – General Provisions

SECTION 28-29-19


§ 28-29-19 Waiver of claim of common law rights.

(a) Any employee, or corporate officer, or manager, managing member or member of a limited liability company, or the parent or guardian of any minor employee, who has given notice to the employer that he or she claimed his or her right of action at common law may waive that claim by filing a notice in writing with the director and the employer or his or her agent which shall take effect five (5) days after the filing with the director.

(b) Any person who is appointed a corporate officer between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2001 and was not previously an employee of the corporation may elect to become subject to chapters 29 – 38 of this title upon filing a notice in writing with the director which notice takes effect five (5) days after the filing of his or her notice.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1912, ch. 831, art. 1, § 6; P.L. 1921, ch. 2095, § 2; G.L. 1923, ch. 92, art. 1, § 6; G.L. 1938, ch. 300, art. 1, § 5; P.L. 1954, ch. 3297, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-29-19; P.L. 1998, ch. 32, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 256, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 355, § 1; P.L. 2002, ch. 119, § 2; P.L. 2002, ch. 280, § 2; P.L. 2004, ch. 273, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 293, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 342, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 403, § 1.)