Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Act: Quick Reference - 2018 Edition
By: Jamie Knight, LL.B., Bonnea Channe, LL.B., Diane Laranja, J.D., Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-7945-8
Product Type: Book S.O. Annual/biannual/biennial
Anticip. Upkeep Cost: Annual editions supplied on standing order subscription
Number of Pages: Approximately 420 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2017-12-29
Publisher: Carswell
Price: Price TBD

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Description

This portable, concise guide will increase your understanding of WSIB employer requirements and more.

Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (“WSIA”) governs the administration of the province’s workplace insurance regime, including revenue generation through fees and levies on registered firms and claims administration for injured workers. The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (“WSIB”) is perhaps second only to the federal income tax administration in terms of its impact on individual businesses and organizations. Understanding the WSIB employer requirements is vital to cost control and effective employee management. This Quick Reference outlines key employer requirements, including registration, fees and levies, accident reporting and claims administration and return to work/accommodation requirements. This portable, concise guide also contains the full text of the Act and Regulations and a helpful index to the full contents of the guide for your convenience.

NEW IN THE 2018 EDITION

The 2018 Edition features the following additions, as well as highlights of statutory or jurisprudential developments:

  • Overview of the Board’s Policy Agenda for 2017.
  • Review of the Board’s new Operational Policy 15-03-14, “Chronic Mental Stress (Accidents on or After January 1, 2018) and its updated Operational Policy 15-03-02, “Traumatic Mental Stress (Accidents on or After January 1, 2018). These policies, which come into effect on January 1, 2018, will extend entitlement to workers suffering from work-related chronic mental stress as well as amend the Board’s current policies relating to entitlement for traumatic mental stress.
  • Overview of the Board’s New Rate Framework, which comes into effect on January 1, 2020, and the effects that it will have on employer classification under the Act.

 

About the Author

Jamie Knight, LL.B., practices labour and employment law as a partner with Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti  LLP in the firm’s Hamilton and Toronto offices. Jamie has almost thirty-five years of experience working with his clients to improve the effectiveness of their human resources relationships.  Jamie represents employers in all aspects of dealing with their unionized and non-unionized employees. Jamie’s practice features wrongful dismissal, human rights, health and safety, privacy, labour board hearings, collective bargaining and labour arbitrations. Jamie is an author/co-author of some twenty publications – almost all in multiple editions.  He is a teacher, frequent speaker, and pro-active advocate for workplaces that work.

Jamie has been on the Board of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (“CACE”) since 2008 and is currently Past President. In 2017, Jamie was named the Canadian HR Reporter 2017 Employment Lawyer of the Year, as selected by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. In addition to a Band 1 ranking in Chambers Global and Chambers Canada, Jamie has maintained a high ranking for many years in other respected sources, including the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (in the categories of Employment Law and Labour Relations ), the Martindale-Hubbell Directory, Best Lawyers, and in Who’s Who Legal: Canada under the Management Labour and Employment practice area.

Bonnea Channe, LL.B., is a partner at Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP practising in all areas of management-side labour and employment law. She advises and represents employers in matters before the tribunals and courts. Bonnea also advises employers on a variety of labour and employment topics, including workplace policies, workplace health and safety issues, employment standards, human rights issues in employment, collective bargaining, and employment contracts. Bonnea earned her law degree from Queen’s University in 2007. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2008.

Diane Laranja, J.D., is an associate with Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP practicing in all areas of labour and employment law. Diane received a Juris Doctor in Law from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law in 2012, and was called to the bar in Ontario in 2013. Diane also holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Ryerson University, where she majored in Management with a minor in Human Resources Management. Diane has authored or co-authored several papers on various labour and employment topics. In her practice, Diane regularly advises employers on workplace human resource issues, with a particular emphasis on grievance arbitrations, construction labour relations, occupational health and safety, employee issues, and management training. Diane is also a Board Member of the Ontario Electrical League.

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