OHS Insider Month in Review – October 2017: Yukon Territory

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LAWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Workers’ Compensation
Oct. 12: Yukon’s already high premiums costs are going up another 6¢ to $1.93 per $100 of assessable payroll. Of the 3,576 employers paying higher rates, those in the Construction High rate group will take the biggest hit with a 10.3% increase, followed by Construction Medium at 9.8% and Services Medium at 8.5%. Only 250 employers will see their rates drop.

Post-Traumatic Stress
Oct. 4: The government tabled Bill 8, which would make post-traumatic stress disorder presumably work-related for purposes of workers’ comp coverage for emergency response workers including paramedics, firefighters and police officers.