Cranston, RI – The Workers’ Compensation Division, under the authority granted by Section 37-13(c) of Title 28 of The General Laws of Rhode Island, 1956, as amended, granting the Director of the Department of Labor and Training (“Director”) the power and discretion to determine Workers’ Compensation assessment rates, proposes that the assessment rate be reduced to 6.25%.
In the development of the proposed assessment rate, consideration was given to the projected expenditures for the current fiscal year and for the next fiscal year in determining what percentage is needed to provide sufficient funds, in conjunction with appropriations from the general fund, if any, to fulfill the purposes enumerated in RIGL §28-37-1(b) pursuant to RIGL §28-37-13(c).
Notice is hereby given that the Director is affording all interested persons the opportunity to submit data, views, comments and/or arguments in writing on this matter. Such data, views, comments and/or arguments regarding the proposed assessment rate will be accepted within fourteen (14) days (up to 6/22/2016) of the date of publication of this notice and should be submitted to Matthew Carey, Division of Workers’ Compensation, PO Box 20190, Cranston, RI 02920-0942 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Furthermore, an oral hearing on the proposed assessment rate will be granted if requested by twenty-five (25) persons or a governmental subdivision or agency, or by an association having not less than twenty-five (25) members. A request for an oral hearing must be made in writing within fourteen (14) days (up to 6/22/2016) of the date of publication of this notice. Such requests should be addressed to Matthew Carey, Division of Workers’ Compensation, PO Box 20190, Cranston, RI 02920-0942 or by e-mail to email@example.com.
Source: RI DLT