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  • Peter Wiesner

In Ontario Workers to Receive 3 sick days for COVID 19 issues.


On Thursday, April 29, 2021, Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, will introduce legislation that would, if passed, require employers to provide employees with up to $200 of pay for up to three days if they are missing work because of COVID-19. This program will be retroactive to April 19, 2021 and effective until September 25, 2021, the date the CRSB will expire.

By providing time-limited access to three paid leave days, the province is ensuring employees can pay their bills as they help stop the spread of the virus, including by getting tested, waiting for their results in isolation or going to 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.


Employer reimbursement for paid leave


If the legislation is passed, eligible employers would be able to apply for a reimbursement of up to $200 per employee day taken, from the Ontario government. If the employee’s regular rate of pay is less than $200 day, the employer will only be eligible for a reimbursement of the employee’s regular rate of pay.


Eligible employers would need to make their application for reimbursement within 120 days of the paid leave. More information on how employers can apply will be available soon.


Eligible employers would need to make their application for reimbursement within 120 days of the paid leave. More information on how employers can apply will be available soon.


https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-worker-income-protection-benefit