The WCB Alberta is Changing

Posted in: WCB Law | Posted by Rebecca Ingram on January 30, 2018

In 2017, for the first time in more than 15 years, the WCB Alberta underwent a comprehensive review. The results of the review were compiled and introduced to the Alberta legislature as Bill 30: An Act to Protect the Health and Well-being of Working Albertans which was passed into law in late December 2017. The recommendations made by the review panel were to ensure a Workers’ Compensation system that is fair and provides greater benefits to support injured workers. But at what cost to employers? The amendments to the Workers’ Compensation Act (WCA) will be realized in the form of policy changes mostly affecting workers and employers. A number of policy changes came into effect January 2, 2018 and the rest will follow throughout 2018; some requiring additional input from concerned stakeholders. So, just what has changed and what does it mean to Alberta workers and employers? Let’s start with […]

How New Year’s Resolutions Can Improve Your Organization’s Productivity

Posted in: workplace wellness | Posted by Rebecca Ingram on January 4, 2018

Looking for a good way to get your staff engaged after the holidays? Well, it’s that time of year again and New Year’s Resolutions abound! Traditionally, the new year is seen as an opportunity to make positive lifestyle changes, to rid ourselves of bad habits and to improve our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. A time for a fresh start – out with old, in with the new, out with the bad and in with the good. Since we spend a good portion of our waking hours every week at work, why not switch it up this year and get your entire staff involved in the resolution making process? Using the workplace as the basis for setting new year’s resolutions can have significant benefits beyond achieving the personal goals that are intended. Allowing staff to work as a whole or in smaller groups with shared interests can create stronger social […]