BILL NO. 31
2nd Session, 62nd General Assembly
63 Elizabeth II, 2014
Private Member's Bill
Workers' Compensation Act
The Honourable Frank Corbett
Cape Breton Centre
First Reading: October 10, 2014
This Bill amends the Workers' Compensation Act to
(a) require benefits paid to a worker injured prior to March 23, 1990 to continue for life instead of ceasing at age sixty-five;
(b) require the payment of earnings-replacement benefits to the earlier of the date the Workers' Compensation Board determines the loss of earnings has ended and the date the worker dies instead of age sixty-five;
(c) require annuity payments to commence the date the worker retires from the workforce rather than age sixty-five;
(d) require survivor pensions be paid for life notwithstanding the date the worker dies as a result of a work injury; and
(e) require an employer to re-employ an injured worker until the date the worker retires from the workforce instead of age sixty-five.
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:1 Subsection 10D(4) of Chapter 10 of the Acts of 1994-95, the Workers' Compensation Act, as enacted by Chapter 1 of the Acts of 1999, is amended by striking out "until the worker attains the age of sixty-five years" in the last line and substituting "for life".
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