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Alberta companies to shell out more in WCB premiums

EDMONTON, Alta. -- Alberta trucking companies still reeling from the effects of last year's Worker's Compensation B...


EDMONTON, Alta. — Alberta trucking companies still reeling from the effects of last year’s Worker’s Compensation Board (WCB) rate increase should brace for yet another.

Premiums are expected to rise between 15 and 30 per cent in Alberta, and that’s just the "tip of the iceberg" according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.

Recently, Alberta Human Resources Minister, Clint Dunford, put the WCB under the microscope to find out how its services can be improved. The impending legislation changes, however, could end up costing employers more in the end.


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