LAWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Apr. 1: The Employment Standards Board’s recommended 30¢ increase takes effect sending the minimum wage to $11.55.
April 13: That’s the deadline to comment on proposed changes to the WCB’s policy on Return to Work (POL-93). Although largely administrative, there are a few substantive changes including a new provision that provides for paying wages directly to workers while they’re participating in a return to work program and stipulates that workers who don’t receive full wages may be entitled to wage loss benefits to compensate for lost earning capacity.