Yesterday, the Government of Ontario announced the appointment of two special advisors to conduct a review of the province’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (“WSIB”). The WSIB is an independent agency that administers compensation and no-fault insurance for Ontario workplaces. The review is welcome news to Ontario employers covered by the WSIB and that have long considered the WSIB’s processes to be less than efficient and effective.
On April 3, 2019, Ontario’s Bill 66 – the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018 – received Royal Assent. Bill 66 amends 17 pieces of legislation, including the Employment Standards Act, Labour Relations Act, Agricultural Employees Protection Act, and Pension Benefits Act. The stated intent of these amendments is to reduce red tape and the regulatory burden currently placed on employers.
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