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Every successful return to work starts with a great plan. New legislation in Alberta effective Sept. 1 means that it’s even more important for employers and their workers to have a solid return-to-work plan in place when an injury happens.
Under the new legislation, offering an injured worker modified work is no longer an option for employers, it’s now their responsibility after a workplace accident.
Here’s what the legislation means for you as an employer:
Your workers also have responsibilities under the new legislation:
This legislation applies to all claims with a date of accident on or after Sept. 1, 2018. For more detailed information on the legislative changes, please visit the 2018 Updates page of WCB’s website.
WCB offers a variety of webinars, workshops and seminars in Edmonton, Calgary and various locations throughout the province to help you take a look at your return-to-work programs and your costs. Find out more.
If you’re not sure how to go about implementing a return to work policy, check out the information on our webpage and call your CFIB Business Counsellor today!