Audits help us ensure employers are assessed fairly and equitably and that they are meeting the requirements of The Workers Compensation Act, WCB policies and procedures.
We audit employers to ensure two things: that their assessable payroll has been reported correctly and that their classification best reflects their business activities. The classification assigned to a business impacts the assessment rate they pay. Financial audits or classification investigations, or both, can be part of the audit.
Employers are selected for audits for one of the following reasons:
- they are part of an industry being reviewed,
- the business no longer employs workers and has asked for a refund,
- the business is part of a random sample.
Learn more about:
- How to Prepare for an Audit
- Payroll Reporting for Personal Coverage
- Penalties and Interest
- Fair Practices Office
Related Fact Sheets and Publications
- Appealing an Assessment Decision Fact Sheet
- Assessable Payroll Fact Sheet
- Assessment Schedule for Contract Labour Fact Sheet
- Fines and Penalties Fact Sheet
- Calculation and Substantiation of Earnings for Business Owners with Personal Coverage Fact Sheet
Related Policies and Guidelines
- Policy 35.05.10, Reporting and Verifying Payroll
- Policy 35.05.20, Paying and Refunding Premiums
- Policy 35.10.50, Status of Workers - Independent Contractors and Employers
- Policy 35.20.10, Classification of Employers into Sub-Groups
- Policy 35.20.15, Associated Employers