Effective date: January 1, 2019
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 RTW is interrupted because of a layoff, strike, lockout, termination, weather or state of emergency.
The Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has approved POL 02/2018, Benefits – Return to Work (RTW) Interrupted. The following procedure provides Operations staff with guidelines to manage claims if a layoff, strike, lockout, termination, weather, or state of emergency interrupts a worker’s return to work (RTW).
Earnings Loss Benefits – Temporary
Reducing Earnings Loss Benefits
(1) POL and PRO 09/2016, Compensation – Layoff, Strike, Lockout or Termination (effective 01 June 2016 to 31 December 2018).
(2) POL and PRO 02/2008, Compensation – Layoff, Strike, Lockout or Termination (effective 01 February 2008 to 31 May 2016).
(3) POL 07/96, Return-to-Work Plan – Layoff (effective 01 April 1996 to 31 January 2008).
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