Additional costs you could incur
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) may levy penalties for various offences, including:
- failing to register your business within 10 days of hiring your first worker
- failing to report an accident
- failing to get a clearance certificate from all contractors performing construction work, and keeping all clearance certificates for
- three years
- not reporting, or incorrectly reporting, your premium information
- underestimating your earnings
- knowingly making a false or misleading statement to the WSIB
- wilfully failing to inform the WSIB of a material change in circumstances, and
- contravening rules regarding the disclosure of confidential information.
If found guilty under the Provincial Offences Act, individuals may be fined up to $25,000 and/or imprisoned for up to six months for each offence. Corporations are liable to a fine of up to $100,000 for each offence.
Employers who are found in breach of their work reintegration (WR) and/or re-employment obligations are also subject to additional financial penalties that are outlined in the WR and re-employment sections of this guidebook.
The WSIB also charges interest for non-compliance regarding any/all Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA) obligations.