New policy EA-14, “Coverage for Workers Outside Yukon,” will take effect July 1, 2014. The Workers’ Compensation Act covers Yukon workers who get injured while working outside Yukon provided:
- Employers apply to YWCHSB before the workers leave—and wait for a decision.
- Employers verify the workers are residents of Yukon or usually employed here, have worked for the employer here for at least as long as the job outside Yukon and the work they’re going to do outside is a continuation of their employment here.
- Workers aren’t gone for more than 12 months.