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British Columbia: Five Days of Paid Sick Leave December 22 2021

As of January 1, 2022 in British Columbia employees who have worked for a minimum of 90 days for the employer will be allowed to take 5 paid sick days per year.  These 5 days are in addition to the 3 unpaid sick days required by the ESA.

Source: Government of British Columbia

To Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021PREM0073-002235

 

Colombie-Britannique : Cinq jours de congé de maladie payés - à compter du 1er janvier 2022

Le gouvernement de la Colombie-Britannique a annoncé qu'à compter du 1er janvier 2022, les employés qui ont travaillé pendant au moins 90 jours pour l’employeur pourront prendre 5 jours de congé de maladie payés par année.  Ces 5 jours s’ajoutent aux 3 jours de maladie non payés imposés par la LNE.

Source : Gouvernement de la Colombie-Britannique

Pour en savoir plus : https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021PREM0073-002235


British Columbia: Five Days Paid Sick Leave - Effective January 1, 2022 December 01 2021

The government of British Columbia has announced that as of January 1, 2022 employees who have worked for a minimum of 90 days for the employer will be allowed to take 5 paid sick days per year.  These 5 days are in addition to the 3 unpaid sick days required by the ESA.

Source: Government of British Columbia

To Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021PREM0073-002235

 

Colombie-Britannique : Cinq jours de congé de maladie payés - à compter du 1er janvier 2022

Le gouvernement de la Colombie-Britannique a annoncé qu'à compter du 1er janvier 2022, les employés qui ont travaillé pendant au moins 90 jours pour l’employeur pourront prendre 5 jours de congé de maladie payés par année.  Ces 5 jours s’ajoutent aux 3 jours de maladie non payés imposés par la LNE.

Source : Gouvernement de la Colombie-Britannique

Pour en savoir plus : https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021PREM0073-002235


Yukon – Paid Sick Leave Rebate Extended November 24 2021

The Government of Yukon has extended the Paid Sick Leave Rebate until September 30, 2022. The rebate will provide employers and those who are self-employed up to 10 days wages for their workers. Eligible full-time or part-time employees may receive up to 10 days wages if due to COVID-19 they are:

  • Sick with COVID-19 symptoms
  • Self-isolating due to public health orders and cannot work remotely
  • Caring for other household members due to the above circumstances

Source: Government of Yukon

For more information: https://yukon.ca/en/paid-sick-leave-rebate-employers

 

Yukon - Prolongation du remboursement des congés de maladie payés

Le gouvernement du Yukon a prolongé le remboursement des congés de maladie payés jusqu'au 30 septembre 2022. Le remboursement permettra aux employeurs et aux travailleurs autonomes de recevoir jusqu’à 10 jours de salaire pour leurs employés. Les employés à temps plein ou à temps partiel admissibles peuvent recevoir jusqu’à 10 jours de salaire si, en raison de COVID-19, ils sont :

- malades avec des symptômes de COVID-19

- ils s’isolent eux-mêmes en raison d’une directive de santé publique et ne peuvent pas travailler à distance

- ils prennent soin d’autres membres de leur foyer en raison des circonstances susmentionnées.

Source : Gouvernement du Yukon

Pour plus d’informations : https://yukon.ca/fr/remboursement-conges-maladie

 


Nova Scotia: COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave May 18 2021

Nova Scotians who need to take time off work because of COVID-19 may qualify for up to 4 paid sick days through the COVID-19 Sick Leave Program. Businesses can apply for reimbursement for an employee’s pay when an employee needs to take time off. Applications open May 26, 2021.

For more information, please visit: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/paid-sick-leave-program/#:~:text=Nova%20Scotians%20who%20need%20to,Applications%20open%2026%20May%202021.

Source: Government of Nova Scotia


Manitoba: COVID-19 Paid Sick and Vaccination Leave May 18 2021

The Manitoba government is launching a new Manitoba Pandemic Sick Leave program which will provide employers with up to $600 per employee for up to five full days of COVID-19 related sick leave.

Further, the province is introducing changes to the Employment Standards Code that would allow Manitoba workers to take a three-hour paid leave to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.

For more information, please visit: https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?item=51224&posted=2021-05-07 / https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?item=51249&posted=2021-05-11

Source: Government of Manitoba


The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 Passed in Ontario November 25 2017

Earlier this week, Ontario passed The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 which will raise the minimum wage, expand personal emergency leave, and increase enforcement of employment laws. Highlights of the passed changes include: 

  • Ontario’s general minimum wage will increase to $14 per hour on January 18, 2018 then to $15 per hour on January 1, 2019. 
  • Personal emergency leave will be expanded to 10 days per calendar year, with at least two paid days per calendar year for employees who have been employed for at least a week.
  • Employers will be banned from requiring a doctor’s note from an employee taking personal emergency leave.

For a list of all changes resulting from the passing of this legislation, please refer to our interview with Karl Baldauf, Ontario Chamber of Commerce VP, focusing on Bill 148 which can be found in the Knowledge section of our website.