TITLE 28
Labor and Labor Relations

CHAPTER 28-35
Workers' Compensation – Procedure

SECTION 28-35-1


§ 28-35-1 Filing of memorandum of agreement.

(a) If the employer makes payments of compensation to an employee or those entitled to compensation on account of the death of an employee under chapters 29 – 38 of this title, a memorandum of that agreement signed by the employer or the employer's insurer shall be filed with the department which shall immediately docket it in a book kept for that purpose.

(b) The memorandum shall include:

(1) The names of the employee, employer and insurance carrier;

(2) The date, place, nature, and location of the injury on the employee's body;

(3) The names of the employee's other employers, if any, or a statement that there is no multiple employment, if that is the case;

(4) The rate upon which the compensation is based;

(5) Any other information required by the director; and

(6) The average weekly straight time earnings earned by the employee for the thirteen (13) weeks prior to injury and the amount of overtime pay included in calculating the employee's average weekly wage.

(c) The employer shall send a copy of the memorandum and any amendments to it to the employee and his or her attorney or the representative of the decedent and its attorney either with the payment of compensation made under § 28-35-40 or by certified mail, return receipt requested, at the same time as it is filed with the department.

(d) The employer shall file a memorandum pursuant to this section within ten (10) days of the initial payment by the employer or insurer.

(e) Upon the filing of the memorandum of agreement with the department, the memorandum shall be as binding on the party filing the memorandum as a preliminary determination, order, or decree.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1912, ch. 831, art. 3, § 1; P.L. 1921, ch. 2095, § 6; G.L. 1923, ch. 92, art. 3, § 1; P.L. 1926, ch. 764, § 7; P.L. 1936, ch. 2290, § 9; G.L. 1938, ch. 300, art. 3, § 1; P.L. 1949, ch. 2272, § 1; P.L. 1954, ch. 3297, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-35-1; P.L. 1982, ch. 32, art. 1, § 10; P.L. 1985, ch. 365, § 8; P.L. 1986, ch. 507, § 9; P.L. 1988, ch. 452, § 1; P.L. 1990, ch. 332, art. 1, § 5; P.L. 1998, ch. 105, § 3; P.L. 1998, ch. 404, § 3; P.L. 2000, ch. 491, § 5.)