This week, we’re speaking about workplace compensation law with Michelle Alton, general counsel at the Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.
Topics: COVID-19 and workplace benefits; a new employer rate framework and mental stress claims in the workplace
⚫ How does COVID impact worker's eligibility to benefits under the WSIB framework? (7:57) ⚫ How does a new employer rate framework change the way that employers measure and assess their own risk management? ⚫ How has the shifting legal view of chronic mental stress apply to the workplace? (27:25) ⚫ Our Ask-Me-Anything segment, featuring five questions submitted by patrons of the Lawyered community (38:44) 🔵 How does your role as tribunal counsel shape the way that you think about access-to-justice? (39:27) 🔵 How can tribunals strike the balance between creating a user-centric process while also ensuring fairness for all parties? (43:00) 🔵 How has COVID impacted the way that workplace compensation law and workplace safety operate? (45:27) 🔵 What are some of the ways in which you foresee this area of law changing in the next few years? (48:18) 🔵 Are virtual hearings here to stay? (50:03)