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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
(CNN)Ten nurses were placed on administrative leave from Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, for demanding they be given N95 masks while treating Covid-19 patients, two of the nurses told CNN. Two nurses at PSJHC told CNN that they, along with eight other nurses, were suspended with pay after refusing to enter […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
New financial measure will allow insurance premium payment deferrals for six months TORONTO – The Ontario Government is enabling $1.9 billion in relief for employers to reduce the financial strain on business brought on by COVID-19. The measure, which will run through the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), will see premium payments deferred for […]
Front-line workers have higher risk of symptoms of depression, anxiety, study says Dr. Andrea Alfonso is an anesthesiologist at a private hospital in Milan, Italy’s second-most populous city. Each day, he drives to work on near-empty streets in a country grappling with at least 69,000 COVID-19 cases and more than 6,800 deaths. READ MORE