June 15, 2012
The Ontario Employer Advisor (OEA) is ready to take on its new mandate to represent employers who have been accused of a health and safety reprisal under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

This free service is limited to companies that employ fewer than 50 workers, and takes place before the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB).

Anyone who requires this new service, or just needs information or advice about workplace reprisals, may contact the OEA as soon after an event as possible as the timelines for filing documents at the OLRB are very short.

The OEA is also providing information to construction employers on the effects of mandatory WSIB coverage. Significant changes to registration and coverage for executive officers and independent operators in construction will come into effect on Jan. 1, 2013.

To access the OEA website, go to www.employeradviser.ca/.