Human Rights, Employment Law & Wrongful Dismissal
Paul Duarte & Associates offers its clients representation in human rights and employment law matters, including:
- Applications before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (as either applicant or respondent);
- Wage, termination and leave questions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000;
- Wrongful dismissal; and
- Investigation of human rights and employment standards complaints.
Paul Duarte & Associates provides Human Rights Employment Law and Wrongful Dismissal services in Southwestern Ontario, with offices in London, Hamilton, Vaughan and Windsor. Call 1-866-922-9742 or contact us here to get started.
Canada Pension Plan
- Disability benefits
- Assistance at the application stage
- Obtaining medical documentation
- Appeals at the General Branch as well as at the Social Security Tribunal – Appeals Division
- Attend in person hearings at all levels of appeal
Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB)
- Representing workers and employers
- Assistance with Work Reintegration (WR) and Labour Market Re-Entry (LMR) plans
- Supplementary Benefits, Future Economic Loss (FEL) & Loss of Earnings (LOE) Benefits
- Non-Economic Loss (NEL) awards and redeterminations
- Permanent Impairment (PI) awards and reassessments
- Workplace Safety & Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT)
- Attend in person hearings at all levels of appeal
Compliance of Form 7 (Employer’s Report of Injury/Disease)
A very important document that is required under the W.S.I.B. Policy and Act is the Form 7 or the Employer’s Report of Injury/Disease. To facilitate compliance of this vital requirement, the firm will offer assistance in the completion of the form and in ensuring accuracy, in line with the policies and procedures set by the W.S.I.B.
Consulting Services Including On-Site Assistance
In cases in which your staff may have their hands full with the operational needs and responsibilities, our firm will gladly provide the necessary consulting services based on a schedule determined by your company. This becomes very essential during meetings involving the Early and Safe Return to Work (E.S.R.T.W.) procedures. Our services will be available should your company require coordination with your medical staff insofar as the E.S.R.T.W process is concerned.
Competent Representation During WSIB and WSIAT Appeal Hearings
In cases where an appeal may be required, the firm will gladly offer its services by providing competent representation during W.S.I.B and W.S.I.A.T. Appeal Hearings. This assistance extends to preparation and submission of written documents to appearances before the hearing body. The firm will be fully utilizing its extensive experience in handling this type of procedure.
Educational Programs through Seminars & Presentations
Keeping informed and updated with the policies and procedures of the W.S.I.B. is very vital for a company and realizing this, our company has in place a program aimed at education and training the concerned staff of a company. We will discuss all relevant matters such as obligations of the employer and the reporting procedures. We will give special emphasis on any area that is of special concern to your company. Our expertise in this field allows us to provide an educational program that is appropriate for your distinctive needs and circumstances.
Paul Duarte & Associates can keep your organization up-to-date on the latest WSIB policies and procedures in London, Hamilton, Vaughan and Windsor. Call 1-866-922-9742 or contact us here to get started.
Efficient Handling of WSIB Penalty & Assessment Appeals
In the unlikely event that penalties are assessed against your company, our firm will be in the forefront to act on your behalf on the matter of clarifications and if needed, making the necessary appeal. Our knowledge and expertise in the policies and procedures of the W.S.I.B. allow us to deal with this matter at a very efficient level. Hopefully, these concerns or issues may be eliminated with the regular training provided and the close coordination with the staff of your company.
Expert Assistance on WSIB Classification & Assessment Audits
Every company is required to undergo a W.S.I.B. Rate Group Classification which can be very painstaking undertaking. The firm will extend assistance in determining the appropriate classification of your company. Should there be any discrepancy or other concerns, we will continue to be of service by making the necessary steps which may include representing your company at the W.S.I.B. Audit level, W.S.I.B. Appeals level, and W.S.I.A.T. Appeals level.
Expertise on Risk Exposure Analysis (NEER/CAD 7)
For companies that may encounter issues on the matter of risk exposure analysis and its related requirements, we will offer our expertise and extensive knowledge on N.E.E.R. and C.A.D. 7 experience rating process to facilitate compliance in accordance with W.S.I.B. stipulations. We will perform a regular review on your N.E.E.R. or C.A.D. 7 cost statements and make the necessary recommendations. Aware of the importance of these requirements, we will diligently provide your company with reports and updates on these matters.
Investigation of Workplace Accidents & Processing of Report
In an event of an accident in your workplace, our firm will extend all the necessary assistance in coming up with a thorough investigation report. This will facilitate the completion of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (W.S.I.B.) Form 7 which is required in this case. This will be checked for accuracy, ensuring the smooth processing of any requirements.
Management of WSIB Claims
In line with the policies and procedures of the W.S.I.B. with regards to the Early and Safe Return to Work (E.S.R.T.W.), the firm will provide assistance and will coordinate with your personnel for the smooth and efficient implementation. We will offer suggestions and guidelines in maintaining a successful E.S.R.T.W. program that will be in accordance with the procedures under the W.S.I.B. Recommendations will likewise be offered for an efficient and productive claims management system.
Valuable Inputs in the Development and Management of Modified Work Program
When a modified work program becomes necessary, the firm will offer assistance in the development of such program. It will likewise see to it that this modified program is properly and efficiently implemented. Using our wide experience in similar matters and after a thorough assessment of the situation, the firm will submit recommendations that will be in consonance with the needs and circumstances of your company. We will help in the monitoring of the implementation of the Modified Work Program, thereby allowing your personnel to concentrate their attention on productive matters.
Paul Duarte & Associates provides valuable input in the development and management of your modified work program in London, Hamilton, Vaughan and Windsor. Call 1-866-922-9742 or contact us here to get started.
Expected Benefits to our Clients
With our extensive experience and competent management, clients may expect to enjoy the following benefits:
- Cost minimization through the avoidance of penalties with the efficient claims management and proper compliance.
- Substantial savings in the form of rebates by maximizing experience rating.
- Efficient use of company’s manpower for operational needs since matters regarding W.S.I.B. may now be capably delegated.
- More productive and safer company operations within the workplace with a more in-depth knowledge and training on W.S.I.B. systems and procedures.
- Favorable representation in W.S.I.B. and W.S.I.A.T. appeal hearings or other procedural matters that may translate to valuable benefits.