A new Massachusetts law provides every full-time employee up to 40 hours of job-protected, emergency paid sick leave for certain COVID-19 reasons, including to obtain or recover from the COVID-19 vaccination.
On May 11, 2021, British Columbia (BC) announced that it had introduced Bill 13, Employment Standards Amendment Act (No. 2), 2021 (Bill 13) for first reading. If passed, Bill 13 will amend the province’s Employment Standards Act to add two new leaves.
Employees in Canada who want to get vaccinated but lack a contractual or statutory right to paid time off to do so may be unable to afford the reduction in income that would ensue if they took time off work to get vaccinated.
On May 18, 2021, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors enacted an urgency ordinance that, under certain circumstances, requires all private employers to provide paid leave so employees can receive COVID-19 vaccine injections.
Littler’s ninth annual survey – completed by nearly 1,200 in-house lawyers, C-suite executives and HR professionals – provides a window into important issues impacting the workplace and employers’ strategies for addressing them.
On April 28, 2021, Ontario announced in a News Release that it will soon introduce legislation that, if passed, would require employers to pay employees up to $200 per day for up to three days if they miss work for reasons relating to COVID-19.
On April 21, 2021, the Chicago City Council passed an ordinance, effective immediately, prohibiting adverse action against all Chicago workers—including independent contractors—who take time off from work to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.