What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? North Carolina
Does anyone know if a person on workers comp is allowed to volunteer services (non paid) position in a family business? I am confused about the laws, but know that someone receivng workers comp is not allowed to work for any compensation without loosing all their benefits.
I believe I understand that if you seek or get employed at all, in any capacity, for any amount of money, they will cut off all benefits. However, my boyfriend has some good days where he does not want to sit around the house. I am wondering if he can come to the office with some of the family members (uncompensated) and retain all of his benefits.
Currently workers comp has been enrolling him in classes to try to get off the program, but there is no job out there that will allow him even part time to "call out" as often as he may need to when his pain level is extreme.
Can anyone tell us if he can volunteer without any problems with the comp people, and
if they can actually force him into a position of some sort that neither he nor the prosepective employer can benefit from.
Thanks in advance.