The Office of the Employer Adviser (OEA) is an independent agency of the Ministry of Labour (MOL) and has been helping Ontario employers manage their workplace safety and insurance costs since 1985. We provide expert advice to any size employer, and represent primarily employers who employ fewer than 100 employees. Our service is completely confidential and you will never be charged a fee, given the OEA is funded through the premiums or administrative fees you pay the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).
OEA Workers’ Compensation services for employers
We have professional advisers experienced in all aspects of workplace safety and insurance answering your telephone queries in our advice centre. We help to resolve disputes early in the process and ensure you are treated fairly at all levels in the workplace safety and insurance system. We give you the information you need to get injured workers back to work safely. We provide you with practical advice on claims and revenue matters.
Primarily for employers who employ fewer than 100 workers, we provide representation at appeals at the WSIB and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT).
We have publications designed to meet the day-to-day needs of employers regarding the workplace safety and insurance system, and we also conduct online webinars and educational seminars to inform and educate employers about their rights and obligations under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA).