Effective date: January 1, 2019
Approved date: November 19, 2018
Application: Applies to all claims.
Policy subject: Return to work and vocational rehabilitation
To establish guidelines for determining earnings loss benefits if a worker’s return to work (RTW) is interrupted because of a layoff, strike, lockout, termination, weather or state of emergency.
Layoff, for the purpose of this policy, means the temporary, indefinite or permanent interruption of a worker’s employment by an employer due to a lack of work. This includes, but is not limited to:
Termination, for the purpose of this policy, includes situations where the employer initiates the worker’s separation from employment for any reason other than a layoff.
Suitable productive employment, for the purpose of this policy, means work that:
Contributes meaningfully to the operation of the business.
Earnings Loss Benefits – Temporary Restrictions
Strike, Lockout, Termination, State of Emergency or Weather
Long-Term Earnings Loss Benefits – Permanent Restrictions
Reducing Earnings Loss
The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013
Sections 26, 47(1), 51, 53, 68(1), 101
The Saskatchewan Employment Act
The Emergency Planning Act
(1) POL and PRO 09/2016, Compensation – Layoff, Strike, Lockout or Termination (effective June 01, 2016 to 31 December 2018).
(2) POL and PRO 02/2008, Compensation – Layoff, Strike, Lockout or Termination (effective 01 February, 2008 to May 31, 2016).
(3) POL 07/96, Return-to-Work Plan – Layoff (effective 01 April, 1996 to January 31, 2008).
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