Ontario Ministry of Labour “Blitz” focuses on Vulnerable Workers in the Spring and Summer of 2013
The Ontario Ministry of Labour (“MOL”) focuses its regulatory attention on specific topics where it sees a more urgent need. Its 2013 current spring and summer “blitz” addresses the needs of vulnerable workers. Vulnerable workers typically include those who are young or new to the labour market.
Executive Officer Injury Claims: Employers Can Fall Into “The Gap” Between Workers’ Compensation and General Liability Insurance
Executive officers of non-construction companies are typically exempt from workers’ compensation coverage. They may also be exempt from general liability insurance coverage, due to the “employee injury exclusion” sometimes found in those policies. One employer fell almost one million dollars into this “coverage gap” and the Ontario Court of Appeal won’t make their insurer pay.