If you are an Ontario employer and pay WSIB premiums, you should know there are some changes coming for 2020 as to how they calculate the rate you pay.  We’ve included an article below, but the WSIB site also has info on the upcoming changes.


Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board is changing how premium rates are calculated for almost 300,000 registered businesses across the province.

The WSIB hasn’t changed its rate setting scheme for more than 20 years, says Pamela Steer, the board’s chief financial officer. “We really looked at how we could change the offering to our customers, such that it would make more sense for the modern day. So leveraging technology, big data and risk analytics in order to more transparently provide employers with their premium rates and also to base it more on the risk they present.”….


OHIP changes eyed for some out-of-country travellers

If you are reading this, you are probably a Mainstay client that likely has travel coverage through your employer plan, so this may have no, or next to no effect on you.  Where it MAY have an effect on you is… If you are an Ontario resident with employee benefit travel coverage, and have an out of country claim, then you will no longer need to apply to the province for coverage before your group plan considers the claim. This should make the process faster and easier for employees.

The Ontario government is looking at eliminating some OHIP coverage for Ontarians travelling outside of Canada but it is a move that will not change coverage for the overwhelming majority of citizens, the government says.


Employment Law Update 2019 seminar

If you are in the Greater Toronto Area and looking for an update on Employment Law, look no further than this seminar.

Littler is a global leader in Employment Law, and George Vassos has been a great speaker at CGIB event in the past.

Employment law in Canada is always evolving. Join us as we discuss how these important issues and developments in employment law will affect your workplace in 2019 and beyond. In this instructive and interactive session, we will share practical tips and important insights to help your organization navigate the following workplace issues with ease.

  • How to improve employee retention by instituting workplace policies that:
    • Allow employees to balance work and life by requesting flexible work arrangements
    • Create a culture of inclusivity
  • Is your final release really “final”?: Cautionary lessons from case law
  • Update on restrictive covenants and how to maximize the enforceability of non-solicitation and non-competition clauses in your employment contracts

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

8:00 a.m. — 8:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.
The Ritz-Carlton Toronto
181 Wellington Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 3G7

To register: CLICK HERE