Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail
For the last day a worker is at work, the employer is required to pay the worker 100% of his or her net salary even if only part of the day is worked due to the injury. For the 14 full calendar days following the beginning of disability, the worker will be paid 90% of his or her net salary for the periods the worker would normally have worked; this payment is made by the employer, who will subsequently be reimbursed by the Commission. From the 15th full day of disability, the worker will receive an income replacement indemnity equivalent to 90% of his or her weighted net income (up to the Maximum Yearly Insurable Earnings in force from the beginning of disability, set at $71,500 for 2016); this is paid to the worker directly by the Commission. The weighted net income is established on the basis of gross annual income and the worker’s family situation. A worker can consult the Table of Income Replacement Indemnities to find out the amount of his or her entitlement. Indemnity paid to a student considered to be a workerA student under age 18 who is considered to be a worker may receive a weekly indemnity of $100. Once the student turns 18, the indemnity paid is calculated on the basis of a gross annual income corresponding to the minimum wage in force. When the student reaches age 21, the indemnity may be revised upward if he or she can show the Commission that his or her gross annual income would have been higher upon completion of his or her studies in the absence of the employment injury. Indemnity paid to a worker under age 64 The income replacement indemnity paid to a worker under age 64 who sustained an employment injury is reduced by 25% as of his or her 65th birthday, by 50% from his or her 66th birthday and by 75% from his or her 67th birthday. The amount of indemnity could be revised downward where one of the following persons holds suitable employment with his or her employer (or refuses to hold it without a valid reason) or new employment with another employer:
Indemnity paid to a worker age 64 or older The income replacement indemnity of a worker who suffered an employment injury when 64 years of age is reduced by 25% from the second year following the date of the beginning of his or her disability, by 50% from the third year and by 75% from the fourth year. Revalorization of an indemnity An income replacement indemnity is indexed yearly on the anniversary date of the start of disability, according to the change in the Consumer Price Index. Terms of payment for income replacement indemnitiesIndemnities are:
Income replacement indemnities are paid by the Commission every two weeks to a worker and on a weekly basis to a student considered to be a worker, either by cheque or direct deposit.
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