Know the up to date events = cruise ships & bc explosion (know the date of when what was passed, not so much when) Worker s comp. originated in germany (1884) & est. in cnd in 1914 = the ont. Workmen s compensation act was passed by the provincial parliament: administration & responsibilities the provincial boards are empowered to fix & collect assessments, determine the right to comp & pay the amount due to the injured worker. Employers & injured workers who disagree w/ a wcb can turn to other bodies in pei, sask & the yukon, the wcb is the final level of appeal: comp. The amnt of comp: net earnings: 8 jurisdictions base the payment on a 90% of net earnings & 4 base it on 75% of avg. earnings. Comp. is based on worker s age, degree of impairment & # of dependents.