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Workers’ Compensation – Benefits Suspension — Unjustified Refusal to Work – Statutory Amendment – Prospective Application Only – Credibility (access required)

Thornton v. City of Raleigh After plaintiff filed her workers’ compensation claim, the General Assembly amended G.S. § 97-32; now it requires the Industrial Commission to specify “what actions the employee should take to end the suspension and reinstate the compensation” when an employee’s benefits have been suspended based on an unjustified refusal to return to suitable employment.

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