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Three-Day WSIB Reporting Deadline for Work-Related Accidents Now in Effect

The Workplace Safety Insurance Board (“WSIB”) has amended its Operational Policy Manual to implement changes in employer reporting obligations for work-related accidents. Including a new deadline for employers to file a report of workplace injury. Under the new reporting deadline, employers must report any work-related accidents that occurred on or after September 29, 2023 within […]

Potential Benefits of the New WSIB Benefits for Chronic Mental Stress

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”2827″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Since the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (the “WSIB”) implemented a new policy in January 2018 that grants WSIB benefits to employees for chronic mental stress,

WSIB Employer Premiums to Drop by 30% in 2019

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3445″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Ontario’s Minister of Labour, Laurie Scott, announced Wednesday that the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (the “WSIB”) will be dropping employer premiums by 30% starting January 2019. The reductions result from the elimination of the WSIB’s unfunded liability, which reached a high of $14.2 billion in 2011 before being paid down. […]

WSIB Extends Consultation on New Rate Framework (Again)

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”2695″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]In the fall, we wrote about the WSIB’s new Rate Framework (read about it here). The public consultation on the draft policies, which was originally scheduled to end on October 13, 2017 and was extended to December 5, 2017 has been extended again to January 15, 2018. During the consultation, the WSIB […]

WSIB EXTENDS CONSULTATION ON NEW RATE FRAMEWORK

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”2827″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]On September 6, we wrote about the WSIB’s new Rate Framework (read about it here). The public consultation on the draft policies, which was originally scheduled to end tomorrow, October 13, has been extended to December 5, 2017. During the consultation, the WSIB invites stakeholders to make submissions on the seven draft […]

WSIB RATE FRAMEWORK MODERNIZATION

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”2827″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (the “WSIB”) approved its new Rate Framework in November 2016 and has recently launched a public consultation on the draft policies made to support the implementation of the new Rate Framework.

LAWSUIT TACKLES DENIAL OF WSIB BENEFITS FOR CHRONIC MENTAL STRESS

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”2528″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]A new lawsuit could bring Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (“WSIB”) benefits to hundreds of Ontario workers suffering from chronic work-related mental stress.

Employees to Become Entitled to WSIB Benefits for Chronic Mental Stress

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”2528″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]In May 2017, Bill 127, the Stronger, Healthier Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017 (“Bill 127”) was passed by the Ontario legislature bringing in a number of new changes which will be of interest to employers in the province.