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Newfoundland and Labrador
Regulation 2018


NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR REGULATION 25/18

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
REGULATION 25/18

Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Regulations (Amendment)
under the
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Act
(O.C. 2018-057)

(Filed March 23, 2018)

Under the authority of sections 65 and 123 of the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Act, the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission, with the approval of the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, makes the following regulations.

Dated at St. John’s, March 23, 2018.

John Peddle
Chairperson of the Workplace Health,
Safety and Compensation Commission

Ann Marie Hann
Clerk of the Executive Council

REGULATIONS

Analysis


        1.   S.17 Amdt.

              Payment in death of worker

        2.   Commencement


CNLR 1025/96
as amended

        1. Subsection 17(1) of the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

Payment in death of worker

      17. (1) Under section 65 of the Act, where the death of a worker results from an injury which occurs after June 30, 1996, a dependent spouse who survives the worker is entitled to,

             (a)  a lump sum payment equal to 26 times the worker's average weekly net earnings at the time of injury, or $15,000, whichever is greater; and

             (b)  for the period

                      (i)  from July 1, 1996 to March 31, 2018, compensation in an amount equal to 80% of the worker's average weekly net earnings at the time of the injury less a survivor's pension payable to the surviving spouse under the Canada Pension Plan, payable periodically until the date that the worker would have reached 65 years of age, and

                     (ii)  after March 31, 2018, compensation in an amount equal to 85% of the worker's average weekly net earnings at the time of the injury less a survivor's pension payable to the surviving spouse under the Canada Pension Plan, payable periodically until the date that the worker would have reached 65 years of age.

Commencement

        2. These regulations come into force on April 1, 2018.