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Acronyms Related to Ontario Workplace Administrative Tribunals

BOI: Board of Inquiry (Human Rights), now the HRTO.

CanLII: Canadian Legal Information Institute, a website of Canadian court and tribunal decisions. www.canlii.org

CECBA: Crown Employees Collective Bargaining Act.

CHRR: Canadian Human Rights Reporter.

EPB:    Employment Practices Branch (formerly the Employment Standards Branch). The Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Labour that administers the ESA 2000.

ERC: Education Relations Commission.

ESA 2000: Employment Standards Act, 2000.

ESAC: Employment Standards Appeal Cases. Another way of referring to the ESCs.

ESB: Employment Standards Branch, now the EPB.

ESC: Employment Standards Case. e.g. ESC 2982.

GSB: Grievance Settlement Board.

HLDAA: (Pronounced "Hilda"), Hospital Labour Disputes Arbitration Act.

HRTO:  Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

LRA95: Labour Relations Act, 1995.

MOL: Ministry of Labour.

OESD: Quicklaw's database of Ontario Employment Standards Decisions.

OHRC: Ontario Human Rights Commission.

OLRB: Ontario Labour Relations Board.

OHSA: Occupational Health and Safety Act.

OLAA: Quicklaw's database of Ontario labour arbitration awards.

OOHS: Quicklaw's database of Ontario Occupational Health and Safety cases. (Appeals of orders issued by inspectors).

OPED: Quicklaw's database of Ontario Pay Equity decisions.

OWCA: Quicklaw's database of WSIAT decisions. Presumably stands for Ontario Workers Compensation Appeals.

PEA: Pay Equity Act.

PEC: Pay Equity Commission (consists of two separate, independent parts, the PEO and the PEHT).

PEHT: Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal.

PEO: Pay Equity Office.

PSLRT: Public Service Labour Relations Tribunal. Disbanded in 1993, function now performed by the OLRB.

PSLRTA: Public Sector Labour Relations Transition Act.

WCAT: Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal, now the WSIAT.

WCB: Workers' Compensation Board (now the WSIB). But note that "WCB" in a legal citation is Weekly Criminal Bulletin.

WSIA: Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (superseded the Workers' Compensation Act).

WSIAT: Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, formerly the WCAT.

WSIB: Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, formerly the WCB.


January 16, 2006