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Guideline Update

Published on: January 04, 2021

Guidelines — Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

New and revised guidelines are posted for a 60-day preliminary period, during which time the stakeholder community may comment and request revisions.

Act Update

Published on: January 01, 2021

Workers Compensation Act

The Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2020 (Bill 23) came into effect on August 14, 2020. Thirty-two amendments came into effect immediately. Two amendments came into effect January 1, 2021: Permanent partial disability benefits will be based on the higher of a loss-of-earnings or loss-of-function calculation (Section 196), and retirement age for a worker may be determined after a worker has reached age 63 (Section 201).

In accordance with section 333(1) of the Act, dollar amounts referred to in the following sections are adjusted. [B.C. Reg. 273/2020, effective January 1, 2021]

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