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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

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Employee denied entitlement to ongoing WSIB benefits because of pre-existing back condition

In a recent decision it was decided that an Ontario worker was not entitled to ongoing workers’ compensation benefits for a back injury because it was related to a pre-existing condition, not a work accident.

Benefits and allowances received from employment

To allow for feedback from the tax community, the CRA has newly published an income tax folio on benefits and allowances received. (In PDF)

Quashed ruling demonstrates that an employer’s ability to randomly test for drugs and alcohol is not so limited

The 2014 decision of Unifor, which concluded that Suncor Energy’s random drug and alcohol testing policy was unreasonable and invasive was quashed and ruled unreasonable.


Cristina Lavecchia

Cristina is an editor and researcher at First Reference. She is a licensed paralegal and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree, Political Science major at York University. During Cristina's paralegal and undergraduate studies she studied employment standards, occupational health and safety, and workplace safety and insurance. Read more

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