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Independent Operators and Transfer of Costs

Recently, one of our Ontario based Trucking clients contacted us regarding a unique and troubling situation they were facing. One of their Ontario domiciled Owner Operators (Independent Operator) was involved in a serious MVA with another Tractor Trailer. The driver of the other tractor trailer was an employee of another Ontario based Trucking Company, and was a ‘worker’ in the course of his employment for another Schedule 1 (WSIB covered) employer at the time of the MVA.

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WSIB and OHS for Employers in Ontario – September 2013

The latest WSIB and OHS for Employers in Ontario Bulletin. Learn more about the First Annual Workers’ Compensation Case Update, the NEER Annual Statements and Management Side WSIB Guidelines. I am also participating in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Run for the Cure on October 6, 2013 – your donations would be greatly appreciated and hope to see you there.

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WSIB and OHS for Employers in Ontario – May 2013

The May Issue of the WSIB and OHS for Employers in Ontario Bulletin. Learn more about the Current Issues in WSIB Law, MOL Inspection Blitzes and the New BC Workplace Bullying & Harassment Policies.

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WSIB and OHS for Employers in Ontario – April 2013

The latest WSIB and OHS for Employers in Ontario Bulletin. Learn more about the Current Issues in WSIB Law, Mandatory WSIB Construction Coverage and the latest JHSC Training Provider.

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Sometimes a swimming pool is just a swimming pool

In 2007, a guest at Blue Mountain Resorts died while swimming in an unattended pool at the resort. The Ontario Ministry of Labour issued orders against the employer for failing to report this death under subsection 51 (1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

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WSIB and OHS for Employers in Ontario – September 2012

The May Issue of the WSIB and OHS for Employers in Ontario Bulletin. Learn more about WSIB Policy Reviews, WSIB Appeal Backlog and a guest speaking engagement in London and Toronto.

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Sometimes the judge does have a sense of humour

In July 2011, Kenton Circuit Judge Martin J. Sheehan was relieved to see that a case he was apparently dreading reach a settlement before reaching his courtroom. He refers in his order to the case being settled amicably, although there is a footnote indicating he is using that term loosely.

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Trucker kids as employees – further details emerge

Our July 27 blog entry spoke of an Independent Owner/Operator whose kids were declared to be workers by WSIB. It’s even sillier than we thought.

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Trucker kids as employees – further details emerge

Our July 27 blog entry spoke of an Independent Owner/Operator whose kids were declared to be workers by WSIB. It’s even sillier than we thought.

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Truckers who haven’t hired their kids might be surprised to learn WSIB disagrees

You may know that WSIB and Canada Revenue Agency exchanges information. You may not know that WSIB doesn’t have a very good grasp of what the CRA information means.

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