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British Columbia is introducing new protections for ride-hailing and food delivery app workers including a minimum wage, compensation for expenses and other standards. A minimum hourly wage of $20.10, which is $3.35 more than the current general minimum wage, would apply for a gig worker’s ‘engaged time,’ beginning when they accept an assignment to the […]

As the pandemic winds down, employers can expect to see an increase in disability claims related to long-haul coronavirus infections and compensation claims resulting from injuries incurred while working remotely, says Joshua Goldberg, a Toronto-based personal injury lawyer. The most common long-haul coronavirus symptoms are fatigue, shortness of breath, brain fog and muscle and joint […]

NWT, Nunavut workers’ commission proposing new pension system

The Northwest Territories and Nunavut Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission is proposing eliminating lifetime pensions and replacing them with a new system that includes earnings loss and retirement benefits. Currently, the North is the only jurisdiction in Canada with a workers’ compensation system that provides pensions for life, according to a review carried out by the WSCC in 2014. […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 1, 2020 November 30, 2020
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Does CEWS leave workers on parental, disability leave behind?

Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge employees who were on leave in the months leading up to the coronavirus shutdown appear to have fallen through a crack in the federal government’s wage subsidy program. The Air Canada component of the Canadian Union of Public Employees has pointed out that the airline’s unilateral use of the […]

Sounding Board: When is coronavirus considered work-related?

With the World Health Organization declaring the novel coronavirus a pandemic, Canadian employers should prepare for the worst and plan how to respond to various employment-related issues that could arise if the virus continues to spread. Employers are raising many questions about workers’ compensation coverage and reporting responsibilities. Throughout Canada, the various provincial workers’ compensation […]

Return-to-work plans, coverage for mental-health injuries among proposals in new Alberta bill

A new bill tabled in the Alberta legislature on Monday includes a number of proposals that would affect employers. If passed, Alberta employers will have to continue providing group benefits plans to injured workers under existing coverage for a year following an injury and support the return to work of employees who suffer injuries and illnesses in the […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 29, 2017 September 13, 2019
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