‘We’ve taken the advice of workers,” says Morgan

The Workers’ Compensation Act (2012), the first major overhaul of workers’ compensation legislation in more than 30 years, will increase benefits and coverage for injured workers, as well as increase penalties for employers that violate workplace safety rules, according to the provincial government and Workers’ Compensation Board. “We have taken the advice of workers and employers and improved the workers’ compensation system,” Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan said in a press release Wednesday. “We have increased the maximum wage rate for new claimants, increased benefits for current claimants and introduced measures that support the transition back to work.” via Leader-Post – Business http://www.leaderpost.com/business/taken+advice+workers+says+Morgan/8357413/story.html

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