A number of Canadian provinces are now offering paid sick leave for eligible employees, for absences related to COVID-19. In accordance with these programs, employers are responsible for providing payment to employees during their period of COVID-19 sick leave, subject to reimbursement from various provincial governmental agencies. Read more here.
Many Canadian workers (63%) want to return to their physical workplace, but they want assurances from their employers that it’s safe, according to a recent poll by KPMG. And the same poll indicated many workers believe that COVID vaccinations will help get them there safely: Click here to read more.
When the pandemic took hold over a year ago, many companies were concerned about how productive employees would be working from home. But two new surveys find many employers have accepted that for some of their workforce, remote work is here to stay. Read more here.