Kept on Salary Process

Bridging the Gap to Bring Employees Back to Work
Kept on Salary, or KOS, is when an employer pays their injured employees' full wages (including benefits) when they are injured on the job because a doctor has certified that they can't work. The employer pays KOS in place of the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) paying time-loss directly to the injured worker. As a program requirement, ROII participants pay up to a maximum of 30 working days of KOS – 30 days may happen consecutively or over the course of the claim. In addition to being a participation requirement, KOS can also help you avoid an increase in your workers' comp premiums, maintain a claim-free discount and earn maximum retro refunds.
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