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A recent Toronto Star article described how a WSIB coding error in calculating the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), went unnoticed for 20 years, shortchanging more than 100,000 injured workers of $42 million. ONIWG’s letter to Minister Monte McNaughton details another situation where the Board is making a significant error in calculating the annual cost of living […]
IWC makes recommendations to the Consultation on Changes to the ASD (Appeals Services Division) Practice and Procedures document, a consultation contemporaneous with the ongoing appeals consultation on the KPMG value for money report and the WSIAT consultation on its appeals process…. The IWC submission focuses on the proposed change of the WSIB’s default hearing method, […]
Submission addresses the lack of true consultation with those most affected – injured workers – on the major changes proposed and erosion of the right to appeal, based on recommendations of the KPMG Value for Money Audit of the dispute resolution and appeals process. IWC presents lessons from past WSIB policy and reform consultations that […]
Letter to the WSIB Chair underscores that the auditor’s findings that make a number of errors which demonstrate a lack of understanding of Ontario’s workers’ compensation system. If adopted, the recommendations will negatively impact injured workers’ access to justice – many of the most vulnerable injured workers won’t be able to appeal their decisions and […]
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Following a community consultation, Thunder Bay injured workers group and IWC call for a meeting with the Ombudsman to address WSIB response to key recommendations made by the KPMG Value for Money Audit of the appeal system, in particular the proposed drastic reductions to the time to appeal which would disentitle most injured workers.
IWC supports the WSIB initiative to develop a policy for communicable illnesses but identifies a number of concerns, among which that it is highly restrictive, fails to apply the standard test for causation and the principle of individualized assessment.
The Network’s submission on the proposed draft policy makes detailed recommendations that would ensure entitlement decision-making for communicable illness claims is guided by the evidentiary principles of Ontario’s workers’ compensation law. The OLWCN also strongly supports those submissions calling for a separate policy on COVID-19, given the severity of health consequences and the number of […]
IWC makes recommendations on the changes proposed by the Tribunal to reduce delays, urging instead the elimination of time limits, simplification of the process and forms.
While IWC support the WSIB’s approach to align Temporary Employment Agency (TEA) rates with the rates of their clients’ classes, the Clinic details in its second submission why the proposed modification to create an exception for “clerical labour” is not appropriate…
Submission notes that almost all of the benefits outlined in the Independent Living Policy Suite legally (under ss. 32, 33 of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act) are and should continue to be available to all injured workers – not only those defined by the WSIB as “severely impaired.” Brief also makes recommendations on criteria […]
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