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Policy CL-56 - Minimum Compensation

Effective Dates

July 1, 2006 to July 1, 2008



General Information

In the event of a work-related injury, the Act prescribes that a worker will receive 75% of their gross salary. Compensation benefits are tax free, and the 25% taken off the gross salary acknowledges the tax free status of benefits. However, the workers at the lower end of the wage scale often pay little tax, and losing 25% of their wages can cause extreme hardship. To avoid this, the Act gives the Board the authority to establish a minimum threshold at or below which a worker will recieve 100% of thier salary.