Articles 2022

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The 2021 Ron Ellis Award for Excellence in Workers’ Compensation Law

  • 14 février 2022
  • Julia Noble, Office of the Counsel to the Chair, Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal

Overview of the 2021 Ron Ellis Award for Excellence in Workers' Compensation Law Event on October 26, 2021 where Rosemarie McCutcheon, Chair of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, received the award.

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WSIAT Stakeholder Event of January 27, 2022

  • 14 février 2022
  • Teresa Gianfelice, Office of the Worker Advisor

Point-form summary of what was discussed at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal's (WSIAT or Tribunal) Stakeholder event on January 27, 2022.

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The Weighty Impact of Obesity on Workers’ Compensation Claims Costs

  • 22 octobre 2021
  • Cassandra Ma, Canada Post Corporation

This article examines the strategy for employers in reducing claim costs by characterizing obesity as a pre-existing condition for the purposes of claiming cost relief from the Second Injury and Enhancement Fund (SIEF). In reviewing recent caselaw from the WSIAT this article finds that obesity will be grounds for SIEF cost relief only where treating physicians have linked a worker's obesity to the work-related injury or its treatment.

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Recap of the WSIAT Stakeholder Event of September 28, 2021

  • 21 octobre 2021
  • Teresa Gianfelice, Office of the Worker Adviser

For those who were unable to attend the recent WSIAT stakeholder event, the notes below touch upon the highlights of each presentation from the event.

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Will the WSIB Grant Entitlement for a COVID-19 Vaccine?

  • 03 juillet 2021
  • Cassandra Ma, Canada Post Corporation

What happens when a worker receives a COVID-19 vaccine as a mandatory requirement of their employment and suffers a series and unexpected reaction? Cassandra Ma summarizes WSIB's new guidelines on the adjudication of COVID-19-related benefits.

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Some Reflections on Some Recommendations

  • 11 février 2021
  • John Bartolomeo, lawyer and co-director, Workers' Health and Safety Legal Clinic

In this article, John Bartolomeo of the Workers' Health and Safety Legal Clinic shares his thoughts on two of 25 recent recommendations that resulted from an operational review of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, which include various amendments to the current appeals system.

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Soft Law and Adjudicative Independence: Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers v. Canada (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship), 2020 FCA 196

  • 11 février 2021
  • Michelle Alton and Rosemary Basa, WSIAT Tribunal Counsel Office

The following is a case summary of Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers v. Canada (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship), a Federal Court of Appeal decision considering whether the use of Jurisprudential Guides, a form of "soft law" authorized under the Immigrant and Refugee Protection Act, improperly interferes with adjudicative independence.

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