As result of legislation passed last year there are a number of changes to the WCB some of which go into effect September 1, 2018.
First is the Code of Rights and Conduct which articulates the rights of workers and employers in their interactions with the WCB and how they commit to operate in recognition of these rights.
Second, the establishment of employers’ obligation to return injured workers to work (and workers’ responsibility to cooperate). Find out what the employer obligations are via this fact sheet.
Third, continuing coverage for injured workers under their employers’ existing health benefits program. Learn more in the WCB employer fact sheet.
Finally, a provision of interim relief for workers and employers while their matters are under review or appeal. This is financial support provided in exceptional circumstances where financial hardship is demonstrated. For more information read the employer fact sheets.
For further information:
- Sign up for WCB email newsletter (new in 2018) if you’d like to receive updates about changes resulting from new legislation and other system enhancements.
- Learn more about what’s changing in policy and when those changes are taking place.
- Register for the new seminar on the Bill 30 WCB changes to learn more about the changes.