60. The employer of a worker at the time he suffers an employment injury shall pay him, if he becomes unable to carry on his employment by reason of his injury, 90% of his net salary or wages for each day or part of a day the worker would normally have worked had he not been disabled, for 14 full days following the beginning of his disability.
The employer shall pay the salary or wages referred to in the first paragraph to the worker at the time he would normally have paid them to him if the worker has furnished the medical certificate contemplated in section 199.
The salary or wages referred to in the first paragraph constitute an income replacement indemnity to which the worker is entitled for 14 full days following the commencement of his disability and the Commission shall reimburse the amount thereof to the employer within 14 days of receipt of his claim, failing which it shall pay him interest, the rate of which is determined according to the rules prescribed by regulation. Such interest shall run from the first day payment is overdue and shall be capitalized daily.
If the Commission subsequently decides that the worker is not entitled to the whole or part of the indemnity, the Commission shall claim reimbursement from the worker in accordance with Division I of Chapter XIII.
1985, c. 6, s. 60; 1993, c. 5, s. 1.