LAWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
June 7: During its annual meeting, the YWCHSB revealed plans to change its workers’ comp rate setting methods. Instead of announcing the 2019 rates at the end of 2018 the way it has in the past, the YWCHSB will reveal the industry classifications and assessment rates it will use to calculate those rates before the end of August. Result: Employers will be able to figure out their 2019 premiums early and plan accordingly.
June 27: Yukon negotiated a deal granting certain industries relief from the federal carbon pricing levy:
- Exemption for agricultural industry
- Exemption for aviation fuel covering flights within Yukon and between Yukon and other locations
- Rebates for placer miners that pay the carbon pricing levies.