The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines to staff when dealing with employers having out-of-province operations.
This policy applies to employers who have operations outside the province of New Brunswick.
Employers are classified based on their primary business activity to determine annual assessments. Administrative staff are considered to be supportive of the employer’s main operation and are assessed at the same rate as the operation payrolls.
However, some New Brunswick employers have significant operations located outside the province. In certain cases, such employers have staff in New Brunswick to administer out-of-province operations. Employers may be entitled to lower assessment premiums on that portion of payroll determined by WorkSafeNB to be attributable to out-of-province operations.
An employer who submits an application may be considered for a separate rate for "administration of out-of-province operations" if the following criteria is present:
WorkSafeNB will apply a mathematical formula to apportion administrative payrolls between:
The portion of payrolls deemed by WorkSafeNB necessary to run out-of-province operations may be allocated to a separate "out-of-province administration" rate.
An employer will not be granted a separate out-of-province administration rate if the portion of administrative payrolls allocated to this special rate is less than 10% of the employer’s total New Brunswick administrative payrolls.
"Administrative payrolls" for the purpose of this policy usually include:
WorkSafeNB makes the final allocation of occupations or company departments as either administrative or operations payrolls. The uniqueness of certain industries will be taken into account in determining the administrative occupations that are normally found in such industries.
2.2 Effective Date
The effective date for the separate "out-of-province administration" classification will be the date of application by the employer.
2.3 Allocation of Costs
For cost allocation purposes, claims for operational workers will be allocated to the appropriate industry rate grouping. Claims for administrative workers will be allocated to the predominant rate group.
Appeals Tribunal – means the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal established under the WHSCC & WCAT Act.
WorkSafeNB – means the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission or "the Commission" as defined by the WHSCC & WCAT Act.