Employers must be aware of the recent amendments to the Ontario Employment Standard Act with the passing of Bill 284: COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act, 2021 on April 29th, 2021. This Bill provides three days of paid leave for employees for reasons relating to COVID-19. Employers must be aware of these new infectious disease emergency leave considerations.
It is important for employers to know the return-to-work procedures for employees following a COVID-19 self-isolation period. As per the Ministry of Health guidance, individuals must self-isolate when they:
As we are well into a year of COVID-19 affecting our daily lives, it is important to remember that we must still follow all safety measures for COVID-19 prevention. Effective disinfectant is a crucial component of decreasing the risk of exposure to COVID-19, especially in the workplace.