May 8: Amended Workers’ Comp Act Passed
Posted On May 13, 2013
The government passed The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2012, which amends existing workers’ comp laws. The changes, which are expected to take effect Jan. 1, 2014:
- Increase the maximum wage rate to $59,000
- Index the maximum wage rate for current and future claimants to ensure benefits are consistent with inflation
- Introduces administrative penalties up to $10,000 for employers who violate their duties under the act
- Ensure employers assist with a worker’s return to work program.
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