Information for employers – Municipal councillors

Understanding return to work options for people injured while completing duties as a municipal councillor.

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Published: 01 May 2015
 
File type: PDF
 
File size: 47.15 kB
 
Length: 2 pages
 
Reading level: Easy

What it contains

This fact sheet outlines changes to the accident compensation act which means people may receive workers compensation if they are injured while completing duties as a municipal councillor. It covers topics such as:

  • who is the employer of a municipal councillor
  • when is a municipal councillor considered to be carrying out duties as a councillor
  • if payments to councillors are included in the council's premium
  • if a councillor's injury claim impacts the council's premium
  • what are the return to work requirements of an injured municipal councillor
  • what is considered suitable employment for an injured councillor
  • who can perform the role of a return to work coordinator for councillors