Dec. 16: Workers’ Comp Coverage for Construction Expanded

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The pre-registration provisions of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Amendment Act, 2008 take effect Jan. 1, 2012. The part that extends mandatory workers’ comp coverage to independent operators and some other individuals carrying on business in construction will take effect on Jan. 1, 2013. From Jan. 1, 2012 to Dec. 31, 2012, they can voluntarily pre-register with the WSIB before the requirements relating to mandatory coverage come into force.