Checks on em­ploy­ers

The Advocate (Perth) - - NEWS -

A WorkCover WA in­spec­tor will visit the Wheat­belt re­gion this month to re­mind em­ploy­ers of their duty to have work­ers’ com­pen­sa­tion in­sur­ance.

Em­ploy­ers are en­cour­aged to make sure they have a valid work­ers’ com­pen­sa­tion cer­tifi­cate of cur­rency ahead of vis­its to Toodyay and Gin­gin on Novem­ber 16.

Com­pli­ance checks that show em­ploy­ers do not hold the re­quired in­sur­ance may re­sult in penal­ties and pros­e­cu­tion.

In 2016-17, 18 claims lodged in Toodyay to­talled $550,592 and more than $862,670 for some 38 claims in Gin­gin.

WorkCover WA said most em­ploy­ers in the Wheat­belt hold the nec­es­sary in­sur­ance. For em­ployer ad­vice, call the helpline on 1300 794 744 or visit www. workcover.wa.gov.au/em­ploy­ers.

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