In an Order dated February 22, 2012, the Administrative Law Judge ruled that the employer’s offer to return an employee to light duty in a volunteer position for another organization through a transitional return to work program is suitable employment.   Furthermore, Judge Tifverman ruled the Employer/Insurer may unilateral suspend benefits during the continuance of employee’s refusal to attempt the proffered job.  The transitional duty offer was approved by the employee’s authorized treating physician and the employee would remain an employed by the employer during the assignment.

To read the entire ruling, visit

This information is made available for educational purposes only and is not intended to constitute legal advice.