This presentation explains in simple terms what Workplace Safety & Insurance is and the legislation behind this compulsory workplace insurance. It explains who pays the premiums and the benefits available to those who are injured on the job. Finally, it outlines the obligations on the workplace parties and the penalties that the WSIB can make for not fulfilling these.
**Questions will be addressed at this session on Bill 119**
Speaker: Allen Cramm, Ministry of Labour (Office of the Employer Adviser)
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
The Employment Standards Act & Program
Are you thinking of hiring employees or have existing employees? If so, then this session is for you! The Employment Standards Act (ESA) covers most workplaces and types of work in Ontario. It establishes basic employer obligations and employee rights with respect to rates of pay, hours of work and overtime, vacations, public holidays, various forms of leave and more. There are many special conditions and rules established by regulation, which recognize the unique nature of some forms of work. Every province and most industrialized countries have similar legislation.
Speaker: Leslie Aiston, Ministry of Labour, Eastern Region
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm