The Government of Saskatchewan has amended the Workers’ Compensation Act Exclusion Regulations to include mandatory WCB coverage for amateur coaches and instructors, and substitute teachers in the province.
As of March 6, 2014 Saskatchewan’s substitute teachers and amateur coaches and instructors now have access to the WCB’s compensation benefits and services if they are injured on the job. This includes wage replacement, medical and hospital treatment, and vocational rehabilitation if needed. It also provides these employers and workers protection from lawsuits if an injury happens.
As a result of this amendment, impacted employers must revise their 2014 payroll estimate to include salaries for these employees on their payroll from March 6, 2014 to the end of the year. It is important to revise estimates to avoid any penalty. We would appreciate receiving this information as soon as possible. From now on, this needs to be included with the payroll information reported on the annual Employer Payroll Statement. Salaries are reported to a $59,000 maximum per person.
To revise your 2014 payroll estimate, sign in to your WCB online services account and select “Revise Payroll Estimate” from the menu on the left hand side of the screen. Then, follow the prompts on each screen. If you do not have an WCB online services account, you can apply online.
If you have questions or to revise your payroll estimate over the phone, contact our office at 1-800-667-7590. Revisions can also be faxed to our office at 1-877-220-1671. Please include your firm number in all communications.