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      RS 23:1302     


§1302. Employer's duty to advise employees as to necessity of notice

            A. The employer shall have printed and keep posted at some convenient and conspicuous point in his place of business a notice reading substantially as follows:

            "In case of accidental injury or death, an injured employee or any person claiming to be entitled to compensation either as a claimant or as a representative of a person claiming to be entitled to compensation must give notice to (name and address of employer) within thirty days. If notice is not given to the above party within thirty days, no payments will be made under the law for such injury or death. In addition, any fraudulent action by the employer, employee, or any other person for the purpose of obtaining or defeating any benefit or payment of worker's compensation shall subject such person to criminal as well as civil penalties."

            B. If the employer fails to keep such a notice posted, the time in which the notice of injury shall be given as provided in R.S. 23:1301 shall be extended to twelve months from the date of injury. The assistant secretary may by rule require inclusion of additional information in the notice required by this Section.

            Added by Acts 1983, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 1, §1, eff. July 1, 1983; Acts 1993, No. 928, §1.

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