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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.

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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

Human rights claims against the WSIB: Evolving caselaw

  • August 18, 2014
  • Maryth Yachnin

In recent decisions of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO), decision-makers have provided clarification about where it is appropriate for the HRTO to hear claims of discriminatory conduct by the WSIB.

Workers' Compensation

The Clothing Allowance Appeals

  • June 18, 2014
  • Joel Schwartz

Defining the scope of the Tribunal’s supervisory jurisdiction over Board policy.

Workers' Compensation

Pre-Existing Conditions Policy

  • June 18, 2014
  • Michelle Lomazzo

WSIB joins other jurisdictions in developing policy specific to adjudicating claims where pre-existing conditions are present.

Workers' Compensation