It's a brave move from the government – one which will impact all employers across the province
The Ontario government has announced an extension to their Worker Income Protection Benefit program – providing COVID-19 sick days – until July 21 2022. The rise of the Omicron variant has led employers to rethink their return to work plans, making it likely that businesses will continue in a WFH capacity into the New Year. With this extension, employees can continue to access this paid leave to get tested, vaccinated, self-isolate, or care for a family member. What’s more, if the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit is extended, workers in Ontario will have access to the most generous paid sick days program in Canada.