Vaccination has been touted as the key to a speedy return to normal following the last—seemingly interminable—18 months of pandemic life. With on-again-off-again lockdowns across Canada and wave after wave of spiking COVID cases, it’s encouraging to see provinces, territories and municipalities bolster their vaccination programs.
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.
Over the last decade, the federal and Manitoba governments have introduced many new employee leaves, which are continually changing. The pandemic has resulted in further additions and changes to leave legislation.