21st Jan 2012
The workers compensation legislation says that compensation is only payable in respect of employment connected with NSW. It says that a worker’s employment is connected with a) the state in which s/he usually works; b) if one can’t identify a state under a) then the state in which the worker is usually based for the purpose of employment; c) if a) and b) do not apply, the state in which the employer’s usual place of business is. If these facts do not exist, employment is connected with NSW if an injury occurred here and there is no other jurisdiction that the injured worker can make a claim in.
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