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ACT NO. 85


Workers' Compensation

This act restates existing law to make clear that injury incurred by an employee off the premises of the employer during a recreational activity available as part of a benefit package, but not part of the employee’s job, is not compensable. On premises recreational injuries are presumed to be compensable unless the activity is shown to be not reasonably related to employment duties, requirements, or a regular incident of employment. Prospectively, the bill will negate the effect of the Vermont Supreme Court ruling in Grather v. The Gables Inn, Ltd.

Effective Date: April 19, 2000