I am wondering if you can help us with the interpretation of Bill 284 – Covid 19 putting workers first?
In our organization we offer a sick benefit program that allows employees to accrue 1.5% of hours worked into paid sick time, after 1 years service. For some of our employees this would equate to 3 days paid sick time off, for others it is less.
What we are trying to establish are the following:
1. If someone has the equivalent of 3 paid days sick within our plan then they are not eligible for this new government benefit?
2. If someone has the equivalent of 3 paid sicks days within our plan, but they have already exhausted some or all of it for non covid reasons/ illness, then they are also not eligible for this new government benefit?
3. If the employee has the equivalent of less than 3 sick days within our plan e.g. 1.5 days, then they would be topped up 1.5 days by the government benefit?
4. If the employee has 0 hours/ days within our plan, as they have less than a years service then they are entitled to the 3 days in the government benefit?
I have had a further scenario in regard to this IDEL which we would like your take on please:
So if the employee has 3 paid sick days (with our company) as of April 19 and uses 1 for personal sick time, not Covid, they now have 2 left that they can use for covid/ personal time, and would not get the government benefit top up?