FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2020
WorkplaceNL defers assessment payments from employers until June 30, 2020
St. John’s, NL – WorkplaceNL is deferring the collection of assessment payments from employers until June 30, 2020, and waiving interest charges or penalties.
This means that all insured employers will not have to worry about paying assessments to WorkplaceNL until July 2020. This measure is to help businesses in the province during the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The deferral will be applied to all existing payment plans and post-dated cheques. Employers do not need to contact WorkplaceNL.
This is not a permanent reduction in assessments payable, but a temporary postponement of payments. Employers will be able to revise their payroll estimates, used to calculate their assessment payable, prior to their payments being reinstated.
Employers pay assessments to WorkplaceNL to cover expected costs of workplace injuries, return-to-work programs, prevention initiatives and administration of the workers’ compensation system.
Employers with questions, or who want to reactivate their payment plan, can email email@example.com or call 709.778.1125 or 1.800.563.9000 (extension 1125).
Dennis Hogan, CEO, is available for telephone interviews.
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Serving approximately 13,000 injured workers and 18,500 employers, WorkplaceNL administers an employer-funded, no-fault insurance system that promotes safe and healthy workplaces, provides return-to-work programs and offers compensation to injured workers and their dependents.
Carla Riggs, Director of Communications
709.778.1590 or firstname.lastname@example.org