Special Vaccination Leave Introduced in Saskatchewan March 19 2021
The Government of Saskatchewan has amended The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations to allow for paid time off from work for an employee to get vaccinated for COVID-19.
The new section states that:
- Workers are entitled to three consecutive hours leave during work hours to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
- Workers are entitled to more than three consecutive hours if the employer determines the circumstances warrant a longer break from work.
- Workers do not lose any pay or other benefits while receiving a COVID-19 vaccination.
The new regulation came into effect on March 18, 2021.
Source: Government of Saskatchewan