LAWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Jan. 1: The Employment Standards Board recommended a 30¢ minimum wage increase to $11.55 to take effect on April 1, 2018.
Dec. 1: The WCB ended public consultations on proposed increases to travel and meal benefits of injured workers who need to travel outside the province for treatment of their work injuries (under Policy POL-03): revised its vocational rehab policy (POL-03) to clarify:
|Allowance||Previous Amount||Proposed Change|
|Vocational rehabilitation travel costs||Up to $175 per week for room and board||Necessary and appropriate living expenses to attend the program in lieu of mileage to commute, with reimbursement for travel home limited to one trip per semester|
|Overnight travel accommodations||Up to $120 per night (including taxes)||Reasonable costs of accommodations|
|Full Day (out of province)||$40||$50|