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Director’s Update – January 2018

Michael Zacks, Director & General Counsel

New employer penalties are now in effect

New employer late reporting penalties under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA) came into effect on January 1st. Employers who take more than 30 days to report an accident to the WSIB will be fined $1,000. Additional administrative penalties of $250 will continue to be separately applied for incomplete reporting, failing to use an appropriate reporting form, and failing to give the worker a copy of the completed Form 7.

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The WSIB’s new/revised benefits policies came into effect on November 1, 2014. The WSIB has provided an “Explanatory Note” on the overall policy review process, and response to stakeholder feedback.

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