COVID-19 Update – WorkSafeBC Announces it is Waiving Premiums for Employers Impacted by COVID-19

May 26, 2020

Article by: Danny Bernstein

Today’s bulletin covers the announcement by WorkSafeBC that, in light of the impacts faced by employers during the current COVID-19 pandemic, it will be waiving premiums for furloughed workers of employers receiving the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”).

This move may assist employers to recall employees from layoff in conjunction with accessing the CEWS funds, by removing an added cost when there is no work for these employees to do.  The Federal government has stated many times that the CEWS program is intended to maintain employment relationships so that when work returns, employers are able to quickly ramp up with a ready workforce.

For more information on this announcement see the May 26, 2020, COVID-19 information bulletin (link below);

COVID-19 Update – May 26, 2020


For questions on any information contained in today’s bulletin, please feel free to reach out to a member of our firm.

All our previous COVID-19 information bulletins can be found on Roper Greyell’s COVID-19 resource page.