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The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission operate a no-fault, work-injury insurance program for workers and employers in Newfoundland and Labrador. Under Provincial Government legislation, employers cannot be sued by workers for injuries which occur at or during the course of their employment. The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Act (the Act) requires all employers performing work in Newfoundland and Labrador to register with the Commission and pay assessments based on their workers’ earnings (including directors) and report all contractors.
Employers can help control costs by providing safe and responsible work environments where accidents are prevented and workers safely return to work as soon as possible after an injury.
Interest-Free Payment Plan: All employers who have met the reporting requirements can now avail of an interest-free payment plan to pay their current year assessment over a nine-month period from April 1 to December 31 by pre-authorized debit (PAD). Employers can choose the payment frequency as weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly, monthly or quarterly. To ensure your payments are made on time and that your account remains in good standing, you can also sign a PAD Agreement Form.