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Resources and Publications

Employment Insurance
(
February
2012
)

This resource is about the rules regarding regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits. It explains who qualifies, how to apply, and how much a person can receive and covers topics such as disqualifications and penalties, and what can happen if you are fired, laid off, or you quit your job. There is also a short section on re-employment benefits.

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Have you been fired or laid off?
(
June
2013
)

This resource is about the legal rights under the Employment Standards Act of workers who have been fired or laid off. It covers topics such as the minimum notice periods, termination pay and severance pay, and making a claim against an employer.

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Taking time off work: Pregnancy and Parental Leaves and Benefits
(
August
2010
)

This resource explains pregnancy and parental leaves under Ontario law and pregnancy and parental Employment Insurance (EI) benefits for new and expecting parents. Charts show the number of weeks of EI benefits and time off work that birth parents and adopting parents can receive if they qualify.

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Workers' Compensation: A Manual for Workers' Advocates

This 710-page practice manual is intended as a resource for those who represent or advise people who have job-related injuries and health problems. In 30 chapters, it examines relevant laws, policies, and Tribunal decisions, discusses case strategies, and provides checklists, sample letters, and calculations.

The manual is now available online for free. To read it on screen, download it, or print it out, please click here.

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Workers' Compensation: Benefits if you were injured between January 2, 1990 and December 31, 1997
Workers' Compensation: Benefits if you were injured between January 2, 1990 and December 31, 1997
(
August
2003
)
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Workers' Compensation: Benefits if you were injured on or after January 1, 1998
Workers' Compensation: Benefits if you were injured on or after January 1, 1998
(
August
2003
)
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Workers' Compensation: Benefits if you were injured on or before January 1, 1990
Workers' Compensation: Benefits if you were injured on or before January 1, 1990
(
January
2001
)
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Workers' Compensation: Getting your job back after an injury
Workers' Compensation: Getting your job back after an injury
(
August
2003
)
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Workers' Compensation: Making a claim
(
February
2013
)

This resource explains what a worker should do if they have a job-related injury or disease, how they can apply for benefits from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, and what happens when the Board gets a report of their injury. It also has sections about what their employer must do, and where injured workers can get legal help.

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Workers' Compensation: Your health care
Workers' Compensation: Your health care
(
July
2002
)

This booklet explains how doctors and other health care professionals can help a worker with their workers’ compensation claim. It describes who decides how to treat a worker’s injury or disease, what the Board will pay for, and how workers can try to make sure they get the health care they need.

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