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Does a self-employed golf instructor need to register with WSIB?
Expert: Jane Southren
I'm currently a self-employed golf instructor working nine hours a week. Do I have to purchase workers compensation insurance?
Jane Southren answered:
If you are in Ontario the answer would be no. If you are self-employed you don't have to pay WSIB premiums.
The premiums are for employees. If you hire an employee then you may have an obligation to register with WSIB and start paying premiums.
About the author
Jane practises as a civil litigator, with a focus in the areas of employment law, breach of contract, professional negligence and dispute resolution strategies. Having completed both her LLB and JD degrees from the law schools of the University of Windsor and the University of Detroit (Mercy) in 1995, Jane was called to the Ontario Bar in 1997, invited into the partnership of McDonald & Hayden LLP in Toronto in 2001.
In 2005 she joined Lerners LLP where she is now a partner in its commercial litigation group. Jane has appeared as counsel before the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal and a number of administrative tribunals. She is a member of The Advocates' Society and has participated in numerous legal and professional education programs, including acting as an instructor in the Ontario Bar Admission Course. During the course of her career, Jane has authored numerous articles in her areas of practice, including a regular column in the Advocates’ Brief, in which she offers practical advice and guidance to newer lawyers on subjects relating to their areas of practice.
Jane can be contacted by telephone at 416-601-4128 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.