Compensation Practice Directive: #C9-5 — Secondary Employment
On June 30, 2002, the Workers Compensation Act (the “Act”), was amended by the Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2002 (“Bill 49”). As a result, the Panel of Administrators approved amendments to the Board's policies. The amendments changed the rules for calculating compensation benefits. This practice directive was first issued as Practice Directive #56 on June 17, 2003. On October 31, 2003, in an effort to group all average earnings-related practice directives under a common heading, it was renumbered Practice Directive #33D (renumbered as
PD #C9-5). This renumbering coincided with amendments to Practice Directive #33, Average Earnings (please see “Background” section of Practice Directives #33A (renumbered as PD #C9-4) and #33C (renumbered as BPIS #21 and currently as PD #C9-12) for more details). Also on October 31, 2003, Practice Directive #55, Casual Workers, was renumbered Practice Directive #33B (renumbered as BPIS #13 and currently as PD #C9-9). No substantive changes were made to either the Casual Worker or Secondary Employment practice directives.
On September 7, 2012, changes were made in response to amendments in the Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2011 (“Bill 14”) relating to the calculation of long-term average earnings for apprentices or learners. These changes apply to the calculation of long-term average earnings for apprentices and learners where the injury occurs on or after July 1, 2012.