LAWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Oct. 26: The YWCHSB issued a pair of revised forms relating to medical assessment of workers under the return-to-work process:
Jan. 1: The 2019 average assessment rate is increasing from $1.93 to $2.05 per $100 assessable payroll:
- Biggest increase: Services Low rate group from $0.68 to $0.70 (+2.9%)
- Biggest decrease: Service High group from $2.95 to $2.79 (-5.4%)
- Government rate group from $1.54 to $1.56 (+1.3%).
Oct. 25: Public review began on Yukon’s climate change and green energy strategy. The government plans to publish a first draft of the plan after comments close on Dec. 17.
Oct. 11: Bill 22, which clarifies the government’s authority to impose fines of up to $5K for unauthorized resource development activities on protected lands, is sailing through the Assembly. The Bill also gives courts authority to issue remediation orders to convicted offenders.