WorkSafeBC’s Policy, Regulation and Research Division has released a discussion paper on determining workplace status with options and draft policy to stakeholders for comment.
“Workplace status” refers to whether someone is an employer, worker, or independent operator. A person’s status defines the rights and responsibilities the person has under the Workers Compensation Act, including compulsory coverage for workers, and obligations of employers to pay assessments into the accident fund.
For those COCA members who will be affected, you may want to determine how.
Lori Guiton (Director, Policy, Regulation and Research Division at WorkSafeBC) and her senior staff have offered to meet (on Microsoft Teams) with interested COCA and Employer’s Forum members on Monday, November 29th from 1:30 to 2:30 to explain and discuss what is in the paper.
Microsoft Teams meeting –> Click here to join the meeting