Determining the Status of a Person: Employer, Worker, Sole Proprietor or Non-Working Director
December 31, 2014 and still in effect
This policy addresses circumstances where there is a need to determine the work relationship between workplace parties. Most cases are clear in that the employerworker relationship exists; however, in some situations an individual may be a sole proprietor and not a worker. This policy is designed to provide the criteria for making such a determination.
This policy defines when a person is a “worker”, an “employer”, or a “sole proprietor” in order to determine whether workers’ compensation coverage is mandatory or optional under the Workers’ Compensation Act S.Y. 2008 (the “Act”).
Independent Operator/Contractor or Proprietor
Determining the Status of a Person
Definition of a Worker
Exclusion of Directors from Coverage - Not Subject to the Hazards of the Industry
Most often in the Yukon, the owner of an incorporated business is both a worker of the company and a director of that company.
Directors of incorporated companies are now deemed to be workers for the purposes of the Act unless the director appli
Optional Coverage for Sole Proprietors
Merits and Justice of the Case