New legislation promises to hold employers who use temporary employment agencies responsible for workplace accidents. In a statement to The Star, Labour Minister Kevin Flynn said government will proclaim legislation written three years ago but never enacted. The resurrected section of Bill 18 will now require the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board to “ascribe injuries and accident costs to the clients of temporary help agencies” where injuries occur — not the agencies themselves. “This will create a fairer system and make workplaces safer for temporary help agency workers in Ontario,” he said.
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