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.
- Updates reflecting the Board’s procedures for the Appeal Services Division.