WCB Bill 6 Information for Farm Owners

Posted in: Claims Costs,Safety | Posted by Rebecca Ingram on April 5, 2016

On January 1, 2016, the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act, or better known as Bill 6 came into effect in Alberta marking a change in workers’ compensation coverage for farm owners, and the people who work for them. The controversial bill brings Alberta in line with other provinces in Canada that already have legislation covering workers’ compensation, occupational health and safety regulations, employment standards and labour relation codes for farming and ranching industries. As much as Bill 6 represents a burden on farm and ranch owners to put new practices in place and comply with legislative standards and regulations, it provides much needed protection and compensation to non-family farm and ranch employees similar to what is extended to any other employee, and to what is in place in other provinces. It also protects farm and ranch owners from legal action being taken by an injured worker, the […]