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.