WSIB has finalized the Administrative Practice Documents (APDS) . January 1st, 2013 was the effective date of a new rule for mandatory coverage in the construction industry.
What is the policy?
Most businesses in Ontario that employ workers are covered by the WSIB. Under new legislation, independent operators, sole proprietors, some partners in a partnership and some executive officers who work in construction will also be required to have WSIB coverage starting in 2013
The following four policies will help guide the implementation of those legislative changes.
- Expanded Compulsory Coverage in Construction
- Clearance Certificate in Construction
- Insurable Earnings – Construction
- Offences and Penalties – For Compulsory Coverage in Construction
Who needs to register?
Most businesses in Ontario that employ workers are covered by the WSIB. Under new legislation, independent operators, sole proprietors, some partners in a partnership and some executive officers in a corporation carrying on a business in construction are also required to have WSIB coverage starting January 1, 2013.
Auspice Safety Inc. has managed contract and sub-contract construction companies, offering assistance throughout the registration process that was ruled effective January 1, 2013. We are extending that offer to all construction companies that may need assistance throughout the registration process. We want to help your company ensure that all workers are covered. Employers who hire a construction contractor without a clearance certificate could be liable for the contractor’s unpaid premiums and prosecuted. Fines will range up to $25,000 for individuals and $100,000 for Corporations.
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