International RSI Awareness Day – February 28, 2015

Posted in: Uncategorized | Posted by Rebecca Ingram on February 26, 2015

Over 2 million Canadian adults are diagnosed and learning to cope with repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) or musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) each year and this number is increasing steadily. The impact of these injuries and disorders, not only on the individuals involved, but on our society as a whole is enormous, which is why the last day of February has been recognized as International RSI Awareness Day. These injuries and disorders can be crippling, seriously affecting the ability to work or even perform daily activities. They often develop slowly, over time and although there is some discussion about the direct cause, it is accepted that work-related activities can be a contributing factor to the onset, severity and location of an RSI or MSD. As such, the number of acceptable WCB claims in Alberta for RSIs has been rising, especially within office workplaces, where an increased use of computers, keyboards, mouses and […]

Annual WCB Payroll Return Reporting

Posted in: Claims Costs,WCB Law | Posted by Rebecca Ingram on February 4, 2015

It’s that time of year, the annual WCB payroll return reporting is here again. Just a friendly reminder to our clients and all other employers in Alberta that you are required to report your worker’s insurable earnings paid in the current year along with an estimate of what earnings you expect to pay in the upcoming year. The deadline for filing is February 28, 2015. You can find out more about what is needed and how to file properly here. Reporting your annual payroll information is key to ensuring the correct WCB-Alberta coverage is in place. Payroll information is only part of the formula used to determine your WCB premiums which includes your industry classification, your experience rating plan, your employer experience ratio, participation factor and eligibility factor. Based on overall operations, employers are assigned an industry classification and then assessed the applicable rate for that industry. As there is […]