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Has Canada Gone From 10 to 15 Days of Paid Sick & Caregiving Leave?

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I previously did a couple Blogs on the potential changes to employees sick pay.  Back in December 2020 I started talking about the Federal and Provincial Government implementing 10 day paid sick leave.  According to the new study, they are now recommending 15 days and that it is inclusive of caregiving needs.

This is a couple paragraphs from the Benefits Canada article:

“In the study, co-authors Eric Tucker, a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, and Leah Vosko, a professor in the department of politics at York University, recommended that workers be eligible for 15 days of paid leave to cover both sickness and caregiving needs, which would bring Canada in line with its international peers.

“This is very much in keeping with employment standards seen elsewhere around the world,” said Vosko, in a press release. “In fact, Canada is a laggard in this regard; we have a lot of catching up to do. Prior to COVID, less than half of workers in Canada had access to employer-provided paid and protected leaves.”

The previous links to Glendinning Insurance Services Blogs are:

Can We Keep Federal & Provincial Government Hands Out of Employer’s Pockets?

If it is treated as a right is it subject to abuse?

What Will 10 Paid Sick Days Look Like?

Is Temporary Sick Leave In BC A Reality?

If you are wanting to review your employee benefit program and how these changes to Sick Leave and Caregiving can affect you, contact Glendinning Insurance Services at (250) 215-2355.

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