Effective date: April 1, 2016
Application: All instances of where the employer continues to pay a worker salary following a work-related injury, on and after 01 May 2016.
Policy subject: Benefits for Workers - Initial benefits
To clarify the practice of paying earnings loss benefits to employers when they continue to pay a worker’s salary following a work-related injury.
- When calculating earnings loss benefits, the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) will take into account any payment, allowance or benefit the employer may pay the injured worker or dependant(s) regarding the work-related injury (Section 96(1) of The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013).
- The WCB may reimburse the employer directly when the employer provides payment to the injured worker pertaining to the work-related injury (Section 96(2)).
- The WCB will pay earnings loss benefits to employers in situations where the employers continue to pay a worker’s salary following a work-related injury.
- The amount paid to the employer cannot exceed the amount to which the worker is entitled under the Act.