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WSIAT Caselaw Update: Assessing the Impact

  • October 13, 2015
  • Sarah Schumacher

On September 16, 2015 the OBA Workers’ Compensation Law Section reprised the WSIAT caselaw update dinner program. Ryan Conlin from Stringer LLP chaired the event. Laura Russell from Matthews Dinsdale & Clark LLP provided the employer side perspective while Christine Davies from Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP provided the worker side perspective.

Workers' Compensation

Rate Framework Reform

  • October 05, 2015
  • Stephen Roberts and Claire Bebbington

The WSIB launched a consultation in March 2015 on the ‘Rate Framework Reform’ initiative. The WSIB held technical sessions with stakeholders in April to provide a detailed overview of the proposed preliminary Rate Framework Reforms and have requested feedback from stakeholders.

Workers' Compensation

Bill 18 – Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014

  • August 26, 2015
  • Andrew Cogswell and Rob Boswell

On November 20, 2014 the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014 (formerly “Bill 18”) received Royal Assent. From an employer’s perspective, it is a curiously named piece of legislation.

Workers' Compensation

Limitations on Benefits for Workers Over the Age of 63: A Review of Recent Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal Decisions

  • December 17, 2014
  • Lisa Ostrom

As the number of individuals over the age of 65 continues to rise, the issue of entitlement to loss of earnings benefits for injured workers over the age of 63 is becoming increasingly relevant. Accordingly, this article will review two recent Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal decisions that have been released since the split decision in Tribunal Decision No. 512/06.

Workers' Compensation

2014 Ron Ellis Award: Honouring Laura Russell

  • December 04, 2014
  • Ann Somerville

Laura Russell was presented with the 2014 Ron Ellis Award at the Awards Dinner on June 17, 2014 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to workers' compensation in Ontario.

Workers' Compensation