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Don’t forget to file your paperwork.

Published by on November 9, 2007

In an unpublished opinion dated October 23, 2007, the Virginia Court of Appeals upheld an award of wage loss compensation back to 2001 — and a 20% penalty — to a former employee who was terminated in 2002 and obtained other employment because Wal-Mart had failed to file a timely termination application.  The Workers’ Compensation Commission had sent […]

In an unpublished opinion dated October 23, 2007, the Virginia Court of Appeals upheld an award of wage loss compensation back to 2001 — and a 20% penalty — to a former employee who was terminated in 2002 and obtained other employment because Wal-Mart had failed to file a timely termination application.  The Workers’ Compensation Commission had sent Wal-Mart reminders as far back as 2002 to file the appropriate paperwork to terminate the award, but it never did so.

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