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The DC Code: § 32-1528 Costs in proceedings brought without reasonable grounds; penalty for unreasonable delay in payment of compensation.

Index32 Labor. (Refs & Annos)
a
If the trier of fact or court having jurisdiction of proceedings in respect of any claim or compensation order determines that the proceedings in respect of such claim or order have been instituted or continued without reasonable ground, the costs of such proceedings shall be assessed against the party who has so instituted or continued such proceedings.
b
If the Mayor or court determines that an employer or carrier has delayed the payment of any installment of compensation to an employee in bad faith, the employer shall pay to the injured employee, for the duration of the delay, the actual weekly wage of the employee for the period that the employee is eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits under this chapter. The penalty shall be in addition to any amount paid pursuant to § 32-1515.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 36-328. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 3-77, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 32-1501. For legislative history of D.C. Law 8-198, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 32-1542.01. Miscellaneous Notes Mayor authorized to issue rules: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 32-1501. DC CODE § 32-1528 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(July 1, 1980, D.C. Law 3-77, § 29, 27 DCR 2503; Mar. 6, 1991, D.C. Law 8-198, § 2(f), 37 DCR 6890.)