NEW PROVISION FOR PAID SICK DAYS IN ONTARIO
The Ontario Government passed legislation this week that requires employers to provide employees with up to $200 of pay for up to three days if they are missing work because of COVID-19. The program is retroactive to April 19, 2021 and effective until September 25, 2021.
By providing time-limited access to three paid leave days, the province is enabling employees to stay home if they are sick, get tested, wait for their results in isolation or get their vaccine. The province will partner with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board to deliver the program and reimburse employers up to $200 per day for each employee.