Effective date: February 1, 2021
Application: All workers as defined by this policy
Policy subject: Employer coverage and registration
To establish guidelines for independent worker coverage.
Contract for service, also referred to as a principal-contractor relationship, is where a business or individual provides labour services, which may involve the use of equipment, to another business or individual on a contract basis in return for a monetary amount.
Contractor or subcontractor means a business or individual hired under a contract for service by another business or individual and can be present in all industries.
Employer means any person, association or body that hires one or more workers on a full-time, part-time, casual, seasonal or contract basis.
Independent worker is a proprietorship, partnership, or corporation that:
Principal means any person, association or body that hires a contractor. Principals are considered employers.
Worker is a person who has entered into a contract of or for service, written or oral, expressed or implied, and includes:
The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013
Sections 2(1)(l), 2(1)(ii), 3, 18, 20, 122, 131
The Workers’ Compensation General Regulations, 1985
(1) POL 15/2000, Coverage – Independent Worker (effective February 1, 2001 to January 31, 2021).
(2) January 1, 2014. References updated in accordance with The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013 (Bill 58).
(3) Board Order 9/86, Non-Employers (effective February 14, 1986 to February 1, 2000).
(4) Board Order 56/80, Non-Reporting Subcontractors (effective July 7, 1980 to February 1, 2000).
PRO 13/2020 Independent Worker Coverage
POL 14/2020 Contracts Involving Equipment
POL 04/2014 Coverage – Directors
POL 03/2014 Coverage – Personal
POL 21/2014 Coverage – Voluntary
POL 12/2020 Employer Coverage and Registration
POL 08/2020 Maximum Assessable Wage Rate – 2021
POL 07/2011 Minimum Annual Assessment
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