paid sick days

Freelance and gig workers left out of Ontario COVID-19 sick day program

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Ontario politicians passed a bill Thursday afternoon that will provide employees three paid sick days in the event of illness, isolation, or any other work absence related to COVID-19. The measure, which was announced a day earlier, will be in place until Sept. 25 and will be administered through …

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Front-line workers say 3 paid sick days not enough

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

A day after the Ford government announced its new paid sick leave program, front-line workers say it’s not what they expected to be offered. Premier Doug Ford called the plan “one of the best” paid sick leave programs in North America, but that’s not how Barb DeRoche, the president …

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Additional paid sick leave, eviction ban left out of Ontario’s latest coronavirus restrictions

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As the Ontario government announced a state of emergency and other measures aimed at slowing the increase in coronavirus cases, additional paid sick leave supports and a ban on residential evictions were noticeably excluded. “We have a stay-at-home order and a go-to-work order, which is going to be a …

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London NDP MPP proposes bill to guarantee paid sick leave for Ontario workers

London NDP MPP proposes bill to guarantee paid sick leave for Ontario workers

NPD MPP for London West Peggy Sattler is tabling legislation that would see Ontario workers get seven guaranteed paid sick days and an additional 14 paid sick days during an infectious disease emergency. The “Stay Home if you are Sick Act” provides a framework for paid sick leave during …

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10 days paid sick leave could be more costly than beneficial, experts say – National

10 days paid sick leave could be more costly than beneficial, experts say - National

As the federal government discusses the possibility of implementing 10 paid sick days for workers across Canada amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, experts caution that doing so could be more costly than beneficial. Lior Samfiru, an employment lawyer and co-founding partner at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, said the federal government “can’t …

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