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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.

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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.

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