Effective date: June 1, 2016
Application: All claims.
Policy subject: Benefits for Workers - Initial benefits
To establish the initial wage base for workers.
Average weekly earnings, as determined by Section 70(1) of The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013 (the “Act”), means the greater of:
Gross earnings means the worker’s earnings from employment, before deductions, within an industry under the scope of the Act or for which coverage has been applied for and purchased.
Average gross earnings means the worker’s gross earnings, divided by the number of weeks in a particular period of time.
Regular gross earnings means the daily, weekly, monthly or other gross earnings a worker normally received prior to the commencement of the loss of earnings (e.g., agreement of hire typically requires the worker to work and be paid for 40 hours per week at $25.00 an hour).
The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013
2(1)(a), 2(1)(k), 20, 37, 68, 69, 70(1), 70(4), 95;
The Workers’ Compensation General Regulations 12
PRO 06/2016 Establishing Initial Wage Base
POL 07/2020 Maximum Wage Rates – 2021
PRO 07/2020 Maximum Wage Rates – 2021
POL 08/2007 Compensation Rate – Where No Earnings at Disablement or Death
POL 35/2010 Compensation Rate – Casual and Seasonal Employment (Section 70(4))
POL 28/2010 Compensation Rate – Minimum and Average Weekly Earnings
POL 03/2007 Calculation of Probable Compensation
PRO 05/2022 Calculation of Probable Compensation
POL 17/2016 Overpayment Recovery – Compensation
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