What Employers Should Know About Mental Health Accommodations

Posted Posted in Disability Insurers, Employers

May 10, 2023 from HR Reporter   The field of psychiatry has recognized two new mental health disorders: prolonged grief disorder and unspecified mood disorder. These additions to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) have implications for employers, as they need to consider these new definitions when accommodating employees.   However, employers […]

Ontario Court Reverses $249K Judgment Denying Worker’s LTD Benefits

Posted Posted in Disability Insurers, Employers, Lawyers

May 25, 2023 from Benefits Canada   A $248,931 judgement against an employer who refused to pay long-term disability payments to a worker was overturned by the Ontario Court of Appeal due to the trial judge’s incorrect interpretation of the eligibility criteria.   The employer, Stahle Construction Inc., was represented by Justin Heimpel, a partner […]

How Self-Driving Cars will Revolutionize the Industry

Posted Posted in MVA Insurers

April 17, 2023 from RATESDOTCA   Self-driving cars have been making headlines in recent years, promising a future of safer and more efficient transportation. But beyond the obvious benefits for drivers, what impact will autonomous vehicles have on the auto insurance industry in Canada?   Driver Liability vs. Product Liability   According to a report […]

Ibuprofen Kills Thousands Every Year

Posted Posted in Lawyers

March 8, 2023 from The Epoch Times A Reuters article from 2013 had a stunning opening sentence that claimed that “long-term high-dose use of painkillers such as ibuprofen or diclofenac is ‘equally hazardous’ in terms of heart attack risk as use of the drug Vioxx, which was withdrawn due to its potential dangers.”. In 2004, […]

Top 5 Auto Fraud Claims of 2022

Posted Posted in MVA Insurers

March 21, 2023 from Canadian Underwriter In March 2023, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) released its list of the Top 5 most odd and unusual attempted insurance fraud claims. The public auto insurer’s special investigation unit busted hundreds of fraudulent claims in 2022, which resulted in $5.8 million in savings. The top 5 fraudulent auto claims […]