There is much to consider as we head into a new normal. To begin to reopen now and to return employees to the workplace will take careful planning and appropriate workplace policies and procedures.
Vaccination of your workforce is essential to safely reopening workplaces and bringing employees back. But what does the law say?
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.