OHS Insider Month in Review – September 2017: Yukon Territory

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LAWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Workers’ Compensation
July: Yukon is raising its 2018 workers’ comp average assessment rates 6¢ to $1.93 per $100 of assessable payroll. The 3% hike in the territory’s already high premium rates was made necessary by a 5% decline in the Compensation Fund funded level, which now stands at 150%. More bad news: You’ll also have to continue paying the 19% (37¢) subsidy. Actual industry rates will be announced later this year.

Drugs & Alcohol
Sept. 30: That’s the deadline to weigh in on how Yukon should regulate marijuana on the territorial level once cannabis is legalized across the country which is now scheduled for some time in July 2018.