September 05, 2012
The government of Ontario has changed the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 (WSIA) to expand coverage in the construction sector. Beginning January 1, 2013, independent operators (IOs), sole proprietors, partners in a partnership, and executive officers will all now require WSIB coverage to work in the construction industry. For these groups previously exempted from WSIB coverage, this means that they will now be required to register with the WSIB, report their earnings, and pay premiums on reported earnings. This includes those who carry out multiple business activities in different sectors, so long as one of those activities is in construction.
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