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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with: A case where an employee was denied entitlement to ongoing WSIB benefits because of a pre-existing back condition; an income tax folio on benefits and allowances received, published by the CRA; a case that deals with an employer’s ability to randomly test for drugs and alcohol.

 

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Objecting to initial entitlement of a WSIB claim

When you object to the initial entitlement of a WSIB claim, in effect having it denied outright, there are several considerations you should keep in mind. Here are some answers to some questions about the process:

 

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Concurrent employment can bring WSIB claim headaches

Do any of your employees also work for another company? If so, things could get complicated if your worker is ever involved in a workplace accident.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with termination notice; return-to-work plan; and, Johnstone family status case.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Three of the most popular articles on HRinfodesk this week deal with a worker’s right of action; WSIB mental health stress test; and, employer liability under Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with STD/LTD payments and termination notice; the impact of employees playing volleyball during lunch hours; and, how to destroy personal information.

 

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Employers’ perspective on recent WSIB headlines

There has been a flurry of articles and editorials in recent weeks regarding changes at the WSIB, many of them critical of what they see as an “anti-worker agenda.”

 

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WSIB claims for mental distress

For years, those of us that practice in the area of Employment Law have taken it as a given: if you suffer from mental distress caused by circumstances in the workplace, you cannot bring a WSIB claim except in very limited circumstances. Unlike physical injuries, WSIB would not cover psychological or emotional damage, even if it could be shown to be a workplace injury. That has now been called into question, as a Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal found that the statutory provision limiting the entitlement to benefits for mental distress is inconsistent with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and, therefore, unconstitutional.

 

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Three of the most popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Three of the most popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with Ontario’s private member’s bill to curtail unpaid internships; statutory pay in lieu and WSIB; and balancing retirement income with disposable income.

 

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The importance of participating in a WSIB worker appeal

Ever had a worker appeal a decision from the WSIB? Did you decide to participate? What are the implications of not participating?

 

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Most-viewed articles this week on HRinfodesk

The three most viewed articles in this week HRinfodesk newsletter deals with OHS reprisals, dismissal because employee issued threats, and WSIB benefits for employee assaulted at work…

 

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