Oct. 16: Changes to Workers’ Comp Law Proclaimed

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The government proclaimed Bill 65, the Workers Compensation Amendment Act. Highlights:

  • Retaliation by an employer against any person who exercises any rights or duties under the Workers Compensation Act is barred
  • The WCB is required to take action to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses
  • The maximum fines for violations of the Act were increased to $5,000 for workers and $50,000 for all others
  • The administrative penalty provisions were expanded.