On August 17, 2021, the Government of Ontario mandated new vaccine requirements for more workplaces to implement COVID-19 vaccine policies and have staff vaccinated.
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.
The existence of the COVID-19 vaccine raises a variety of questions, especially for employers. The following are employer considerations for the COVID-19 vaccine.