Ontario Employment Standards Updates

On July 21, the Ontario government announced an extension of the COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit (WIPB) to March 31, 2023. Eligible employees can access up to three days of paid infectious disease emergency leave due to COVID-19 reasons. Reimbursement for eligible employers will continue, up to $200 per employee per day. Click here to learn more.

During the “COVID-19 Period”, which began on March 1, 2020, the Ontario government had certain temporary rules under the Employment Standards Act (ESA). As of July 30, these rules are no longer in effect. Click here to learn more.