If an injured employee refuses suitable employment as defined by G.S. 97-2(22), the employee shall not be entitled to any compensation at any time during the continuance
of such refusal, unless in the opinion of the Industrial Commission such refusal was
justified. Any order issued by the Commission suspending compensation pursuant to G.S. 97-18.1 on the ground of an unjustified refusal of an offer of suitable employment shall
specify what actions the employee should take to end the suspension and reinstate
the compensation. Nothing in this Article prohibits an employer from contacting the employee directly
about returning to suitable employment with contemporaneous notice to the employee's
counsel, if any.
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