Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Act: Quick Reference - 2019 Edition
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-8538-1
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: 2018-12-20
Publisher: Carswell
Price: $98.00

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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. It also contains the full text of the Act and Regulations, and a helpful index to the full contents of the guide.

New in the 2019 edition

  • Overview of the Board’s Policy Agenda for 2018
  • Review of the Board’s Draft Operational Policy 15-03-04, “Traumatic or Chronic Mental Stress (Accidents on or After January 1, 2018).” Presently under public consultation, this draft policy would replace the Board’s existing operational policy related to traumatic mental stress effective January 1, 2018, and extend entitlement to workers suffering from work-related chronic 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.
  • Updates reflecting the Board’s procedures for the Appeal Services Division.
  • Highlights of statutory and jurisprudential developments.
About the Author

Jamie Knight, LL.B., practises labour and employment law as a partner with Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP in the firm’s Hamilton and Toronto offices. Jamie has 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, President in 2017 and Past President in 2018. 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 in both categories of employment and labour law. In 2018, Jamie was elected as a Fellow of the U.S.-based College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

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.

Cassandra Ma, J.D., practises labour and employment law as an associate with Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP. She provides advice and representation to employers on issues related to employment standards, collective agreement interpretation, workplace compensation benefits, workplace accommodation, and human rights, among others. Cassandra earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law in 2016. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2017.