Optional Coverage for Sole Proprietors
June 30, 2008 and still in effect
The Workers’ Compensation Act S.Y. 2008 (the "Act") can be extended to provide the protection and benefits of the workers’ compensation system to a sole proprietor, partner or employer. This is done upon the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board (YWCHSB) acceptance of a sole proprietor, partner or employer’s application for optional coverage.
Once granted, optional coverage provides the individual holding the policy immunity from civil suits resulting from workplace injuries and provides the comprehensive benefits provided by the workers’ compensation system as established by the Act and relevant policies.
This policy establishes the conditions of extending optional coverage to a sole proprietor, partner or an employer under the Act who is not defined to also be a worker under the Act (e.g. directors of incorporated companies).
The Workers' Compensation Act provides compensation coverage to a "worker", however, not all persons are considered "workers" under the A. Upon application to, and acceptance by the board, an eligible person is "deemed" to be a worker and coverage under
Optional Coverage for Sole Proprietors, Partners or Employers
The Act can be extended to provide the protection and benefits of the workers' compensation system to a sole proprietor, partner or employer. This is done upon the board's acceptance of a sole proprietor, partner or employer's application for optional c
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