Panel calls for ‘worker-centred’ WCB

Alberta employers should maintain health benefits, reinstate injured workers: Report
By Sheila Brawn
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 08/30/2017
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Employees off work receiving workers’ compensation benefits should continue to be covered under their employer’s benefits plan. And, when they are ready to go back to work, their employer should be obligated to reinstate them.

These are two of the payroll-related changes that a panel reviewing Alberta’s workers’ compensation system recently recommended to the provincial government.

The government appointed the three-member panel last year to study the workers’ compensation system in the province. It is the first major review of the system in more than 15 years.