Pursuant to Session Law 2013-294, the Rules Review Commission (RRC) of the Office of Administrative Hearings reviewed 35 permanent rules adopted by the Industrial Commission. Ultimately, all 35 rules were approved.

Following approval of these rules, the RRC received 10 or more letters requesting legislative review of 8 of the rules. These rules will be subject to legislative review during the May 2014 legislative session. Because some of the other newly approved rules are dependent upon these 8 rules in question, the Industrial Commission has requested that certain approved permanent rules be held in abeyance at least until these 8 rules are reviewed by the legislature.

The remainder of the approved permanent rules of the Industrial Commission shall go into effect on July 1, 2014. Copies of all approved rules, rules subject to review and rules in abeyance can be found on the North Carolina Industrial Commission website.

Revised Maximum Compensation Rate for 2014

The North Carolina Industrial Commission has revised the maximum weekly benefit for 2014 from $912.00 to $904.00, for claims arising on or after January 1, 2014.