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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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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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WSIB Funding Review needs to hear from you

An external review of WSIB conducted by Professor Harry Arthurs is intended to find ways to increase WSIB cash flow. There are really only two ways to accomplish that: reduce benefits, which is unlikely to happen; or increase employer charges.

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WSIB Funding Review needs to hear from you

An external review of WSIB conducted by Professor Harry Arthurs is intended to find ways to increase WSIB cash flow. There are really only two ways to accomplish that: reduce benefits, which is unlikely to happen; or increase employer charges.

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Does Bill 160 threaten worker safety

The Union representing WSIB employees believes moving responsibility for prevention activities to the Ministry of Labour will endanger workers. They don’t mention that it might imperil jobs of people at WSIB.

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WSIB Adjudicator sees the light

Solid evidence really can persuade WSIB to make the right choices, and even overturn their earlier decisions.

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Private investigators can help protect companies from fraudulent WSIB claims PART 1

Not every claim for WSIB benefits is legitimate. But finding proof often requires the help of experts.

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Bill 160 will change health and safety delivery in Ontario

The government plans to reallocate health and safety matters. WSIB will continue to be responsible for promoting safe workplaces, but they’ll not be involved in the training or certification of safety committees.

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