Parties in proceedings before the District Directors may now receive service of orders by email. Under Section 19(e) of the Act, parties are entitled to service of compensation orders by certified or registered mail. On June 12, 2015, the Department announced that parties may waive their right to certified mail notice of orders and opt instead to receive notice of orders by email. A copy of the industry notice explaining this process may be read here. To sign up to waive certified mail service and receive orders by email, parties must complete, sign and file one of two new forms, an LS-801 (for employers and carriers) or LS-802 (for claimant's or their representatives. The Department's regulations were revised, at 20 C.F.R. § 702.349, to accommodate this new practice.
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