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Policy Purpose

The Workers Compensation Act (the Act) imposes obligations on workers, employers and third parties.  

Failure to meet the requirements and obligations imposed by the Act can result in a warning, an administrative penalty or other sanction, or referral to Manitoba Justice for prosecution.

The Workers Compensation Board (WCB) recognizes that some contraventions of the Act result from a misunderstanding of the rules or inadvertence. In general, to prevent and address such contraventions, the WCB’s compliance framework involves educating people about their obligations and providing support to ensure that those obligations are met, before an administrative penalty is imposed. 

This policy outlines the WCB’s approach to enforcing compliance with the Act.

Previous policy versions
January 1, 2022 to June 19, 2024