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Ontario’s “Covid Period” is extended for the fourth time

By September 20, 2021Covid-19, Employees, Employers, Ontario

Ontario’s ‘Covid Period” which was supposed to end on September 25 2021 has been extended for the forth time.

“In response to the  pandemic, the Ontario government made a regulation that changed certain Employment Standards Act (ESA) rules during the period. The temporary rules continue to be in effect until January 1, 2022.”

On May 29, 2020, the government made a regulation under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) in response to The rules in the regulation apply during the  which is from March 1, 2020, to January 1, 2022.

During the , a non-unionized employee is “deemed” (or considered to be) on a job-protected unpaid infectious disease emergency leave if their employer has temporarily reduced or eliminated their hours of work because of covid 19.

Is this good news or bad news? Depending on who you ask; the employee or the employer.

Jess Watt

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