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- Alberta Court of Appeal confirms that directors may be held personally liable for injuries sustained in a workplace incident
The Alberta Court of Appeal recently revisited the question of directors’ personal liability for injuries sustained in a workplace incident. In this case, the defendant was a director of a company which was retained as a subcontractor to perform work in a new home construction. The work included the … Read more »
- Appeal Court Refuses to Reinstate Jail Sentence … This Time
In the thousands of OHSA prosecutions that have occurred in Ontario history, defendants have been jailed fewer than two dozen times. However, in its recent decision of Ontario (Labour) v. New Mex Canada Inc., the Ontario Court of Appeal provided clarity on the sentencing principles in OHSA cases. … Read more »
- Alberta bans mandatory high heels in the workplace
Effective January 1, 2019, employers in Alberta can no longer require workers to wear footwear that may pose a health or safety risk to workers. This change was made by way of an amendment to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Code. While the legislation does not specifically mention high heel … Read more »
- WSIB fraud requires a wilful act, like tax evasion, appeal court decides
The WSIB must prove that a worker intended to obtain WSIB benefits to which he or she was not entitled, when it charges a worker with “wilfully failing to inform the Board of a material change”, the Ontario Court of Appeal has decided. The WSIB prosecuted three workers, who were receiving WSIB benef … Read more »
- WSIB’s New Rate Framework For Employers
Following policy consultations that took place from August 14, 2017 to January 15, 2018, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB or the Board) announced its new rate framework for employers. This framework will replace current WSIB policies on classification structure, rate setting, and retro … Read more »
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