Search WSPS.CA


Paid infectious disease emergency leave now in effect

Release Date: May 05, 2021

On April 29, 2021, the Ontario government passed Bill 284, COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act, 2021 amending the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) to require employers to provide employees with up to three days of paid leave if they miss work for reasons related to COVID-19.

This Bill is now in effect. The entitlement is retroactive to April 19, 2021 and will end on September 25, 2021 (in alignment with the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) - timelines).

Find out more
Live Chat