Enforcement of Assessment Payments

Enforcement of Assessment Payments

Effective Dates

November 9, 1993 - May 8, 2005

Policy Code


General Information

The enforcement of unpaid assessments is a crucial component of the compensation system. Since all employers are required by law to pay, and since these assessments must meet the actual costs of accidents occurring in that year, the employers who do not pay can force up the rates of other law abiding employers. To prevent penalizing the law abiding employers, the Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board places a significant emphasis on enforcement.

Employers have the right to appeal to the Board any enforcement decision made by the Assessment Branch.