Ontario’s New COVID-19 Paid Sick Days: Reimbursement for Employers

April 30, 2021

From our partners at Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP:

The Ontario Government now enacted Bill 284, COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act, 2021, providing eligible employees with up to three days of paid leave for COVID-19 related reasons. Paid leave will be provided by the Employer, who will then be eligible to apply to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board for reimbursement.

In this article, we will answer key questions regarding the WSIB’s role in reimbursing employers, the application process, and the impact of paid leave on WSIB costs.

To read the full article click here.

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