Workers' Compensation Board (WCB)

Year: 2019

Number: 21-19A

Department: Saskatchewan Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety

WHEREAS Section 131 and 132 of The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013 directs that a principal is liable for any outstanding Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) premiums of their contractors;

WHEREAS WCB has deemed rural municipalities as the principal or general contractor and all businesses that the rural municipalities deal with as sub-contractors;

WHEREAS WCB has the ability to hold the RM liable for premiums by any of the businesses that the RM deals with whether it is a backhoe service or the company delivering fuel to the RM;

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety to review The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013 and limit the Workers’ Compensation Board’s (WCB) ability to use RMs as a collection agency and WCB’s ability to have a perpetual garnishee on all businesses.

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