New Ontario legislation

Here is hoping that Federally there are changes as well..

New Ontario legislation ensures workers can take at least 10 sick days a year without a doctor’s note


Bosses will be banned from asking employees for sick notes if they take 10 or fewer days a year under proposed legislation that would take effect next January 1.

The measure — part of the workplace reform law Premier Kathleen Wynne’s administration has put forward — means fewer wasted appointments for doctors and allows workers to stay home and get well instead of spreading their germs around, Health Minister Eric Hoskins said Thursday.

“This becomes one less thing to worry about when you’re not feeling well,” Hoskins, a family physician, told a news conference at Women’s College Hospital.

Labour Minister Kevin Flynn, who is shepherding the labour reforms that include a $15 minimum wage by 2019, said the law will ensure all workers are entitled to at least 10 personal emergency leave days annually — two of which must be paid.


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