Transfer-of-cost employers

A representative of a “transfer of cost” employer complained about the WSIB’s decision to deny access to the worker’s claim file. The representative was concerned that the transfer-of-cost employer could not meaningfully participate in the appeal process without access to the file. He asked the Commission to look into the access issue.

The Commission talked with the director of legal branch and chief corporate services officer. The WSIB advised the Commission that it was reviewing and revising its access policies. New policies that include provisions for access to a worker’s file by a transfer-of-cost employer came into effect as of January 3, 2006.