Marginal note:Regulations for work-sharing benefits
24. (1) The Commission may, with the approval of the Governor in Council, make regulations providing for the payment of work-sharing benefits to claimants who are qualified to receive benefits under this Act and are employed under a work-sharing agreement that has been approved for the purposes of this section by special or general direction of the Commission, including regulations
(a) defining and determining the nature of work-sharing employment for which benefits may be paid;
(b) prescribing the maximum number of weeks for which benefits may be paid;
(c) prescribing the method of paying benefits;
(d) prescribing the rate of weekly benefits;
(e) providing a method for setting the amount that is the weekly insurable earnings of a claimant employed in work-sharing employment for the purposes of section 14;
(f) prescribing the manner of treating, for benefit purposes, earnings received from the claimant’s employer or from other sources;
(g) providing for the extension of a claimant’s qualifying period or benefit period for a number of weeks not exceeding the number of weeks of work-sharing employment;
(h) deferring service by a claimant of all or any part of their waiting period until their work-sharing employment has ended; and
(i) providing for any other matters necessary to carry out the purposes and provisions of this section.
Marginal note:No appeal
(2) A special or general direction of the Commission approving or disapproving a work sharing agreement for the purposes of subsection (1) is not subject to review under section 112.
(3) For the purposes of this Part, a claimant is unemployed and capable of and available for work during a week when the claimant works in work-sharing employment.
- 1996, c. 23, s. 24;
- 2012, c. 19, s. 241.
Courses, Programs and Employment Benefits
Marginal note:Status of claimants
25. (1) For the purposes of this Part, a claimant is unemployed and capable of and available for work during a period when the claimant is
(a) attending a course or program of instruction or training at the claimant’s own expense, or under employment benefits or similar benefits that are the subject of an agreement under section 63, to which the Commission, or an authority that the Commission designates, has referred the claimant; or
(b) participating in any other employment activity
(i) for which assistance has been provided for the claimant under prescribed employment benefits or benefits that are the subject of an agreement under section 63 and are similar to the prescribed employment benefits, and
(ii) to which the Commission, or an authority that the Commission designates, has referred the claimant.
Marginal note:No appeal
(2) A decision of the Commission about the referral of a claimant to a course, program or other employment activity mentioned in subsection (1) is not subject to review under section 112.
- 1996, c. 23, s. 25;
- 1997, c. 26, s. 88;
- 1999, c. 31, s. 76(F);
- 2012, c. 19, s. 242.
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