WCB has been introducing changes under new legislation over the course of 2018. The first round of changes came into effect on January 1, with a subsequent round of changes being implemented on April 1. WCB also engaged in a consultation process from early-January to early-March.
WCB is now endeavouring to inform its stakeholders of the next round of changes and what they might mean. These will take effect on September 1, and will include:
- the introduction of a Code of Rights and Conduct
- the confirmation that all reasonable efforts are being made in a worker’s job search before estimating earnings capacity
- providing interim relief during review or appeal
- establishing employers’ obligations to reinstate injured workers
More details of these changes can be found at the special WCB webpage. Additionally, you can sign up for the WCB e-mail newsletter which will keep you updated on the changes and other system enhancements, register for a seminar on the WCB changes, and read a preliminary copy of the Code of Rights and Conduct.
You might also like to visit their News & Announcements webpage which provides information about the most recent changes.