CHAPTER_7_-_WORKERS_COMPENSATION_LEGISLATION

CHAPTER_7_-_WORKERS_COMPENSATION_LEGISLATION - CHAPTER 7...

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1 CHAPTER 7 – WORKERS CHAPTER 7 – WORKERS COMPENSATION COMPENSATION CHAPTER FOCUS Assess the historical tradeoff Review the key features of workers’ compensation legislation Consider eligibility requirements for statutory benefits Learn how the workers’ compensation system is funded Assess effective claims management procedures; Review the function of the workers’ compensation boards and the process for reviews and appeals.
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2 FEATURES OF WORKERS FEATURES OF WORKERS COMPENSATION: COMPENSATION: No-fault insurance system AND in exchange workers cannot sue employers for work injuries and illness. Benefits for injured workers are funded entirely by employers in the province, Workers not permitted to contribute to workers’ compensation premiums Workers may not waive their rights to benefits
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3 FEATURES CONT’D FEATURES CONT’D Coverage is mandatory for most employees Focuses on the early and safe return of injured workers to work. It requires workers and employers to cooperate. The worker must provide ongoing information and the employer must look for suitable work to which she can return. The system is administered by the workers compensation boards.
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Who is covered? Who is covered? Virtually every industry – including manufacturing, construction, hospital, restaurants, theatres is now covered. Some industries that are not covered: financial institutions, recreational and social clubs, broadcasting stations, and law firms. However, they may opt in. Independent contractors, sole proprietorships
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This note was uploaded on 07/13/2011 for the course HRMT 001 taught by Professor Elain during the Spring '11 term at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

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CHAPTER_7_-_WORKERS_COMPENSATION_LEGISLATION - CHAPTER 7...

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