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Office Of The Employer Adviser

Ministry
Labour, Training and Skills Development
URL
www.employeradviser.ca
Address
505 UNIVERSITY AVE, 20TH FLOOR
TORONTO
M5G2P1
Phone
(416) 327-0020; 1-800-387-0774
Fax
(416) 327-0726
Background
WORKPLACE SAFETY AND INSURANCE ACT, S.O. 1997, C. 16, PART XIII, S. 176 (2) (opens a new window)
Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.O 1990, Part VI, S. 50.1(2) (opens a new window)
Function

The Office of the Employer Adviser (OEA) was created in 1985. The OEA's function is to provide the employer community, primarily employers with less than 100 workers, with representation, advice and education on workers' compensation issues before the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal primarily to employers with less than 100 workers. The OEA offers employers comprehensive advice services through its advice centre, and provides education through its website. OEA staff members are located throughout Ontario to provide direct, local service to employers.

As of April 1, 2012, the OEA also assists employers involved with reprisal allegations raised under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The OEA provides employers with legal advice and representation before the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB). The OEA also conducts online webinars and educational seminars to inform and educate employers about their rights and responsibilities.

Membership

The Chair is appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council and serves as the head of the agency.

Term

There is no limitation in legislation.

Meetings
As Required
Remuneration

Appointees are remunerated according to Schedule A, Level 1 of the Agencies and Appointments Directive

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Chair (Part-Time) JIM DIMANIS
17-Jun-2021 - 16-Jun-2024
burlington