Canada Labour Code COVID-19 Leave Extended by an Additional 4 Weeks
Date: September 11, 2020
The COVID-19 leave available under the Canada Labour Code has been extended an additional 4 weeks, from 24 weeks to 28 weeks, effective September 4, 2020.
This change is to align the leave with the recent increase to the number of weeks an employee can receive the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). The Employment and Social Development Canada website has been updated to reflect this change.
We reported on the COVID-19 leave in our Federal Post of March 26, 2020 New Leave Relating to COVID-19 under Canada Labour Code. The leave was initially for 16 weeks and was extended effective July 10 for an additional 8 weeks.
The regulation giving effect to the latest extension of 4 weeks has not yet been published. [Editor’s note: on September 16, 2020, the regulation was published in the Canada Gazette]
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