Workers Compensation Act
Are Volunteers Covered under the Workers Compensation Act?
Volunteers can serve in many capacities within an organization, greatly benefiting employers by bringing new energy and knowledge, and augmenting or extending the work of employees. Similarly, volunteers reap significant benefits from volunteering by gaining valuable experience, skills and contacts. However, tourism and hospitality employers should be aware of the potential liabilities that could emerge as a result of using volunteers, in light of the requirements under the Workers Compensation Act (WCA).