Brushing up on some of the many requirements of workers’ compensation

Heavily-legislated area requires wealth of knowledge from payroll
By Melissa Mancini
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 08/04/2011

Workers’ compensation is just one of the many heavily-legislated areas payroll professionals have to contend with on a regular basis.

The area has so many questions around it that the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) holds seminars to run through the basics of it. At the association’s recent annual conference in Edmonton, the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) of Alberta presented about the basics of the workers’ compensation. The seminar drew many questions, said WCB spokeswoman Jennifer Dagsvik.

Payroll professionals wanted to know about coverage for subcontractors, reporting of insurable earnings and how to avoid underestimating premiums and having to pay penalties, she said.