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Statutes of Newfoundland 1997


CHAPTER 38

CHAPTER 38

AN ACT TO AMEND THE WORKERS’
COMPENSATION ACT

(Assented to December 19, 1997)

Analysis

1. S.74 Amdt.
Lost earning capacity

2. S.77(2) Rep.

3. Commencement

Be it enacted by the Lieutenant-Governor and House of Assembly in Legislative Session convened, as follows:


RSN1990 cW-11

1. Subsections 74(2), (2.1), (2.2) and (2.3) of the Workers’ Compensation Act are repealed and the following substituted:

(2) For periods of wage loss after December 31, 1997, the rate used for calculating a worker’s loss of earning capacity shall be 80% of the difference between the worker’s average weekly net earnings at the commencement of his or her loss of earnings resulting from the injury, subject to the maximum prescribed amount under subsection 80(8), and the average weekly net earnings the worker is estimated to be capable of earning at a suitable occupation after sustaining that injury.

2. Subsection 77(2) of the Act is repealed.

Commencement

3. This Act comes into force on January 1, 1998.

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