On December 7, 2021, Ontario announced it would extend the availability of Paid Infectious Disease Leave until July 31, 2022, and the temporary relief measures from the termination and severance provisions of the ESA until July 30, 2022.
The NYC Council passed a bill amending its Earned Safe and Sick Time Act requiring all private-sector employers to provide their employees with 4 hours of paid COVID-19 leave for each of their children, per injection, retroactive to Nov. 2, 2021.
In mid-November, the UAE Cabinet approved a new Labour Law, Federal Law Number 33 of 2021 (the New Labour Law) which will come into force on 2 February 2022 and repeals Law Number 8 of 1980 (the Old Law), replacing it entirely.
British Columbia announced that beginning January 1, 2022, workers covered by the province’s Employment Standards Act, including part-time, temporary or casual workers, will be eligible to take up to five days of paid sick leave per year.
On November 15, 2021, West Hollywood, California enacted an ordinance that establishes a local minimum wage, requires employers to provide paid and unpaid leave benefits, and governs how businesses advertise and distribute service charges.
The District of Columbia Council has passed legislation mandating that employers provide paid leave to employees for time spent obtaining and, if needed, recovering from side effects of a COVID-19 vaccine.