Alberta: Paid COVID-19 Vaccination Leave Updates April 29 2021

As of April 21, 2021, the Alberta Government introduced and passed Bill 71: Employment Standards (COVID-19 Vaccination Leave) Amendment Act, 2021, providing all Alberta employees with access to three hours of paid leave to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

Employers may provide additional time beyond 3 hours per appointment, if necessary, but are not required to.

The leave applies to all full and part-time employees regardless of how long they have been employed.

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