Toronto Meeting Group
Toronto Regional Meeting Group
Date & Time: September 17, 2013; 7:00 PM
Topic: WSIB and Bill 119: Do you have to register?
Speaker: Spiros Athanassopoulos, WSIB
Agenda: There seems to be a great deal of confusion and uncertainty regarding Workplace Safety and Insurance Board requirements as they pertain to home inspectors. In general, Bill 119 requires home inspectors to register with the WSIB but there are exceptions.
Come to our first autumn meeting on September 17th and find out directly from the WSIB what the coverage and clearance requirements are for you and your business model. Do you have to register? If so and you don't, ignorance of the requirements won't cut it - expect a letter with compulsory retroactive registration requirements and possibly penalties. If your business model provides a means for exemption, you'll need to know what that is in order to ensure you stay out of hot water.
On the other hand, if it turns out that your business model provides for an exemption, you could still consider opting in if this kind of protection makes sense for you and your family.
Learn the requirements and your rights on Tuesday, September 17th, at our east meeting location in Markham. Be prepared to ask any questions you might have.
Starting at 6:30 pm is an opportunity for new members and guests to engage committee members, to ask questions about the association and the home inspection profession.
As always, feel free to invite guests but note that guests are limited to attending a maximum of two meetings without being a member of the OAHI. Should they wish to attend more, they will be required to join the Association in one of the available membership categories. All members and guests are required to sign-in before the meeting begins. Members receive CEU's (Continuing Education Units) for their attendance to our monthly meetings.
Where: Park Inn by Radisson (formerly Howard Johnson), 555 Cochrane Drive East, Markham, ON (south of Highway 7, east of 404),
Contacts: TMG Committee: Michael Greenberg , Gerry Quackenbush & Lee Reich
Guest Chair for this meeting: Rob Hermann
TMG Committee: Michael Greenberg , Gerry Quackenbush & Lee Reich