BOD Decision -2005/10/06-03 – Changes to the Casual Workers Policy
The Board of Directors approved amendments to WorkSafeBC’s policy pertaining to determination of average earnings for workers with a casual pattern of employment at the time of injury, as provided in policy #67.10 of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II.
Policy #67.10 was amended to clarify that, when determining whether a worker’s pattern of employment was casual in nature, the decision-maker should consider both the job at the time of the injury and the worker’s pattern of employment. The policy was further amended to reduce reliance on the three-month guideline by providing additional guidance as to the type of factors decision-makers should consider when determining whether a worker’s pattern of employment at the time of injury was casual in nature.
The amended policy came into effect on January 1, 2006 and applies to all decisions made on or after that date.