From 1 July 2015 the existing WorkCover scheme will be replaced with the new Return to Work scheme.
The Return to Work scheme will save South Australian employers at least $180 million every year.
The focus of the Return to Work scheme is early intervention. This means if one of your employees has a work injury and requires time off work you will receive early, intensive and tailored support to assist their return to work.
The legislation also provides a number of improvements to the current WorkCover scheme for injured workers, including:
In 2015 WorkCoverSA will become ReturnToWorkSA and will be responsible for implementing and administering the Return to Work scheme.
More information regarding the changes will be provided to businesses early next year.
The legislation as passed is available here.