- Toronto, ON
- Job Type
- Full time
- Minimum Level of Education
- Certificate from community college
- Minimum Number of Years in Practice
- 1-3 years
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) helps people overcome workplace injuries and illnesses and helps business owners make their workplaces safe and healthy. Our people are at the heart of what we do. Bring your enthusiasm and expertise to the WSIB, and we’ll help you achieve your personal and professional goals through meaningful work, development opportunities and a culture of compassion, integrity and teamwork.
We are the WSIB. And we’re here to help.
This is a temporary opportunity for up to 12 months.
Under the guidance and direction of a lawyer, perform certain legal services in an expert, timely and responsive manner and maintain confidentiality of privileged and/or sensitive information. Practice area is almost exclusively focused on labour/employment law and human rights litigation, but may also include a limited amount of other work, as described below. Also provides a broad range of general/specific legal services as a licensed paralegal for the legal services program of the WSIB.
1. Participate in Employment/Labour law by:
- Preparing materials for, and attending, either independently or in a supporting role, hearings before the Grievance Settlement Board, Human Rights Tribunal, WSIB Appeals Services Branc and WSIAT.
- Preparing all required pleadings and documented evidence and filing them within the legislated timelines; preparing and filing all subsequent documentation for motions, mediations and trials.
- Interviewing parties involved, prepare witnesses for hearings.
- Preparing employment related agreements (including those related to grievance settlements, secondments, terminations and voluntary exits) for review by supervising lawyer.
Potential Other Responsibilities:
2. Review, draft and amend contracts
3. Undertake litigation activities involving the WSIB, including lawsuits by and against the WSIB, and provincial offence matters prosecuted by the WSIB
4. Undertake the enforcement of the collection of debts by:
5. Function as an individual contributor and as a member of a team(s) in Legal Services to ensure that personal, team and branch goals are established and met on a timely basis and co-ordinate work with other team members to ensure consistency and quality of legal services provided by:
- Acting in the capacity of Commissioner of Oaths for the WSIB, reviewing and monitoring Bankruptcy Court files, preparing and/or filing documents with court offices and trustees, and monitoring hearings and trials, as directed.
- Undertaking legal research via libraries, internet, legal publications and other sources. Conducting searches such as corporation and business names, real estate, copyright, licenses, bankruptcy and domain names.
- Reviewing legal documents, such as Powers of Attorney and providing opinions on their validity based on the relevant legislation to WSIB staff
- Successful completion of an accredited paralegal education program
- Paralegal license, member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada
- 2-3 years of paralegal or law clerk work in a legal environment
As a precondition of employment, the WSIB will require a prospective candidate to undergo a criminal records name check prior to or at any time following hire.
To apply for this position, please submit your application by the closing date noted above.
We appreciate the interest of all candidates. Due to the volumes of applications we receive, we are only able to contact candidates that are selected to move forward in the recruitment process. The WSIB is an equal opportunity employer.
The WSIB is an equal opportunity employer and provides accommodation for job applicants in accordance with the Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you are an individual with a disability and you need accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact email@example.com. If you are invited to participate in the assessment process, please provide your accommodation needs at that time. Please be advised that you may be required to provide medical documentation to the WSIB’s Corporate Health Department so that appropriate accommodation can be provided to you throughout the recruitment process.
Employees of the WSIB have important ethical responsibilities, including the obligation to place the public interest above personal interests. Job applicants are therefore required to disclose any circumstance that could result in a real, potential or perceived conflict of interest. These may include: political activity, directorship or other outside employment and certain personal relationships (e.g. with existing WSIB employees, clients and/or stakeholders). Please contact TAC if you have any questions about conflict of interest obligations and/ or how to make a disclosure.
Personal information will be collected from your resume, application, cover letter and references under the authority of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 and will be used by the Talent Acquisition Centre and WSIB hiring parties to assess/validate your qualifications and/or determine if you meet the requirements of vacant positions and/or gather information relevant for recruitment purposes. If you have questions or concerns regarding the collection and use of your personal information, contact the WSIB Privacy Office, 200 Front Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 3J1 or 416-344-5323 or 1-800-387-0750 extension 5323. Be advised that information related to application status will not be provided.