§ 28-35-47. Wage transcript supporting allegation of return to work.
Where the notice of intention to discontinue, suspend, or reduce payments of compensation alleges that the employee has returned to work at an average weekly wage equal to or in excess of that which he or she was earning at the time of his or her injury, not including overtime, or has returned to work for wages less than he or she was earning at the time of the injury, the notice shall contain a signed wage transcript signed by the treasurer of the employer, or other appropriate official, setting forth the number of hours worked, the rate of pay, and the wages earned during the period relied upon corroborating the allegation. Provided, that indemnity benefits may be discontinued if the employer files with the department of labor and training a wage transcript showing that the employee has returned to work for at least two (2) consecutive weeks at a salary equal to or in excess of that which he or she was earning, not including overtime, at the time of his or her injury. Notice of the filing shall be sent to the employee and/or the employee's legal representative. If the employee files an objection within two (2) weeks, the matter shall be referred to the court for disposition pursuant to § 28-35-51, and the court may order benefits reinstated.
(G.L. 1938, ch. 300, art. 3, § 12; P.L. 1954, ch. 3297, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-35-47; P.L. 1958, ch. 117, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 31, § 13; P.L. 1993, ch. 474, § 2; P.L. 1998, ch. 105, § 3; P.L. 1998, ch. 404, § 3.)