Articles 2019

Out with the Old, in with the (New) Rate Framework

Out with the Old, in with the (New) Rate Framework

  • October 11, 2019
  • James Jennings

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board will be replacing its employer classification and premium system with a Rate Framework model effective January 1, 2020.

Student Forum, Workers' Compensation

Ontario Court of Appeal Summaries (September 17 – 21, 2018)

  • September 24, 2018
  • John Polyzogopoulos

As everyone will have heard by now, the Court of Appeal stayed Justice Belobaba’s decision in Toronto (City) v. Ontario (Attorney General). Other topics this week included notice of termination in the context of a mass termination of employees, municipal liability for non-repair of a highway (two decisions), administrative law in the WSIB context, and causation in the medmal context.

Civil Litigation, Student Forum, Workers' Compensation

The duty to accommodate: does the origin of the disability matter?

  • March 27, 2018
  • Nathalie Léger and Amy Nguyen

A recent decision by the Supreme Court of Canada sheds new light on how to consider employers’ duty to accommodate when dealing with an injured worker. In Quebec (Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail) v. Caron, 2018 SCC 3, the Court unanimously decided that “the duty to reasonably accommodate disabled employees is a fundamental tenet of Canadian and, more particularly, Quebec labour law. ”

Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law, Workers' Compensation