Information About Just Compensation
- A letter to Ontario’s Attorney General, Doug Downey
The Ford government has imposed massive cuts to the funding of legal aid, which will cause serious hardship and disruption throughout Ontario’s legal system. Injured workers will be hit particularly hard. Three Community Legal Clinics that do vitally important work for injured workers have had their … Read more »
- Chronic mental stress update: IAVGO publishes the details on the 94% denial rate
Last week I published a post (Ontario: open for harassment) commenting on the revelation, in the Toronto Star, that during the first five months that the chronic mental stress the legislation was in effect, the WSIB denied 94% of CMS claims. The Star article was based on information from an internal … Read more »
- Ontario: open for harassment
This week the Toronto Star revealed an internal WSIB audit showing that, in the first five months of the year, the WSIB denied 94% of claims for chronic mental stress. That’s a bombshell revelation. Without urgent reform, the WSIB will turn a significant human rights victory for Ontario workers into … Read more »
- What’s the purpose of the entitlement presumption? There isn’t one, if we fail to tell the WSIAT about it.
Recently I revisited a WSIAT decision from last December whose interpretation of the “entitlement presumption”—a fundamental principle of workers’ compensation law—caused consternation among worker advocates when it was first released. It’s a case that’s still worth discussing, not just because of t … Read more »
- The reward for paying down the WSIB’s unfunded liability? Permanent austerity, if you’re an injured worker.
With great fanfare (including breathless tweets) the WSIB announced it has eliminated its unfunded liability, ten years ahead of schedule. But the fanfare didn’t end there. We also learned who would enjoy the dividend of full funding: employers, who received a massive reduction in premiums: 29.8% on … Read more »