Employer relief measures extended until July 31, 2020

The Saskatchewan WCB has provided an extension to employer relief measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Relief measures have been extended until July 31, 2020 and will be monitored monthly. The extensions and additions to the pandemic relief measures are: NEW! Penalties applied in 2020 will be removed. This includes late filing, under estimate and […]

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Quebec’s COVID-19 triage protocol is discriminatory, disability advocates say

Protocol determines who would get access to ICU beds or ventilators if hospitals overwhelmed Leah Hendry · CBC News · Posted: Jun 18, 2020 5:00 AM ET | Last Updated: June 18 Christopher Craig is worried his 11-year-old son, Cameron Armstrong-Craig, would be denied critical medical care under the province’s triage protocol. (Carl Mondello/CBC) The potential for mistakes and discrimination […]

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COVID-19 & WCB Claims Costs

COVID-19 claims have now become commonplace and certainly Case Management Canada’s employer clients are not exempt. We have had several clients notify us of WCB claims for their staff who have contracted COVID-19 while working. At this point we are reviewing each claim separately and have been applying for a transfer of claims costs where […]

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Lend a helping hand

Employers should check in to see how staff coping with pandemic strain. The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the workplace. While many employers responding to the crisis have been understandably concerned with business resilience, logistics and processes, organizations also need to focus on the well-being of their employees.

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Appeal Commission Update

Case Management Canada Inc. would like to share with our clients the following email which we received from the Manitoba Appeal Commission, which is self-explanatory. It explains the new process for Oral Appeal Hearings in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

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Province to refund $37 million in WCB premiums to employers

Premier Brian Pallister announced Tuesday the Workers Compensation Board will return close to $37 million in surplus funds to employers. “This will keep our workers compensation structure strong, but it allows us to return money to businesses at a time when cash flow is a real challenge,” Pallister said at a news conference. In May, eligible employers will receive a credit […]

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Is spraying disinfectant in public spaces a good way to fight COVID-19?

Targeted disinfection of high-touch surfaces is more effective and cost-effective, expert says A specialist sprays disinfectant while sanitizing a street to prevent the spread COVID-19 in Moscow on April 12. (Maxim Shemetov/Reuters) Workers wearing protective suits, rubber boots and tanks of disinfectant strapped to their backs have been photographed all over the world hosing down […]

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Federal government names group to ensure disabled Canadians included in COVID-19 response

The COVID-19 pandemic takes a particularly heavy toll on Canadians with disabilities and more efforts are needed to ensure they’re included in national efforts to respond to the crisis, the minister overseeing accessibility issues said Friday as she appointed an advisory group to take on the task. Disability Inclusion Minister Carla Qualtrough said disabled residents […]

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Sask. WCB offers relief measures for employers

Premium penalties waived for employers effective April 1 until June 30, 2020 during the COVID-19 crisis Regina, Sask., March 30, 2020 – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is introducing additional relief measures for employers who are unable to pay their WCB premium payments. Effective April 1 until June 30, 2020, the WCB will waive […]

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