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  • Breaking news: COID may soon cover Domestic Workers
  • The Compensation for Occupational Injury or Disease Act (COIDA) enables most workers to get compensation for work related injuries. The Act doesn't cover all types of employees though. Domestic workers are one such type of employees. But this may be about to change. There's talk coming from Government that they may revise the Act to include domestic workers. Here's how this will affect... ››› more
  • [11 September 2014]
  • There are five types of employees COID doesn't cover for occupational injury or disease
  • Did you know: COID doesn't cover every type of employee? There are certain employees who can't get compensation at all or who have to go through other channels. If you try to claim for these employees, it'll just be a waste of time for you and the Compensation Commissioner. To ensure you don't make that mistake, we're revealing the five types of employees COID won't cover for occupational i... ››› more
  • [11 September 2014]
  • If your employee has an accident during his lunch break, will COID consider it an IOD?
  • Too many employers make the assumption that because their employee has in injury on their premise, it automatically qualifies as an injury on duty (IOD). This isn't true. COID has very clear rules about what counts as an IOD and what doesn't. Yet, despite these clear rules many employers still ask our experts if their employees' injuries count as IODs. Today, we're going to answer on... ››› more
  • [11 September 2014]
  • COID will deny your employee's injury claim in these two situations
  • The Compensation for Occupational Injury and Disease Act (COIDA) enables your employees to get compensation for any injuries on duty. To do that, he'll review their claims and then decide whether to pay it or not. But he denies more claims than you realise. And all too often, employees need compensation for an injury and don't get it. But there are reasons for this. Read on to discover tw... ››› more
  • [10 September 2014]
  • COID: How does it work?
  • If your employee has an injury on duty (IOD) he can get compensation. This compensation comes from COID. Your employee must claim for this compensation, the same way you claim from insurance. This sounds fairly straightforward, but there are rules you might not know about when it comes to COID. To help resolve some of the confusion around claiming injury compensation from COID, we're here t... ››› more
  • [10 September 2014]
  • If Sue is injured at an afterhour's office function will COID pay for it?
  • Let's say, you want to have an afterhours office get together to help introduce all your new employees to the team. You tell everyone to stay behind at the office on Friday as you'll be holding the event at work. The event gets underway and everyone is having fun socialising until Sue takes a tumble. She falls down the stairs and you have to rush her to hospital. Now, all you're worried abo... ››› more
  • [09 September 2014]
  • Here it is: The one question COID will ask you about injuries on duty
  • If your employee has an injury, he'll need compensation to cover his injuries. That's where COID comes in. It'll ensure your employee gets the compensation he needs. But this is only if it considers your employee's injury an 'injury on duty' (IOD). This isn't a simple definition. There are things you need to consider when it comes to determining if your employee's injury is an IOD or not. Ho... ››› more
  • [09 September 2014]
  • Two IOD rules you must know to tell if COID will pay or not
  • If your employee has an injury on duty (IOD), he can get workmen's compensation from COID to cover his expenses and any pay he loses because of time off. But COID is very strict about what counts as an IOD and what doesn't. Today we're revealing two important rules you must remember when it comes to defining an IOD so you can tell when COID will pay and when it won't...   Remember t... ››› more
  • [08 September 2014]
  • Will COID pay if June falls down the stairs as she's leaving work?
  • There's often confusion about when COID will and won't pay compensation for an injury. The reason for this is employers don't always know what counts as an injury on duty (IOD). Take this example: What happens if June falls down your stairs as she's leaving work and breaks her foot? Does this count as an IOD or not? And will COID pay if this accident happens to your employee?   COI... ››› more
  • [08 September 2014]
  • Three things you need to know about COID and getting a Letter of Good Standing
  • There's new buzz around COID at the moment because of the change the DoL recently made. As of last month, the fund launched a new service where you can get your Letter of Good Standing online. This means the whole process will be much faster now. You can also verify letters online which means checking your contractors credentials just got easier too. But what do you need to do before you app... ››› more
  • [05 September 2014]
  • If your contractor doesn't have a Letter of Good Standing, should you still hire him?
  • Every business must have a Letter of Good Standing. It's a legal requirement and helps to prove your company's legally complaint and actually exists. So if you need to hire a contractor, let's say to fix your roof, the first thing you should do is ask for his business' Letter of Good Standing. But what if, when you ask for it, he tells you his company doesn't have one. Should you still hire... ››› more
  • [05 September 2014]
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