As members know, the B.C. government amended the Employment Standards Act in May 2021 to establish a permanent paid sick leave entitlement for all eligible workers. It is set to begin on January 1, 2022 after the temporary COVID-related paid sick leave measure expires on December 31, 2021. Employers are encouraged to provide their feedback by September 14, 2021 on the impact of paid sick days and number of days considered via the government’s survey.
As B.C. has historically taken into account the number of submissions received during a consultation period, RCC urges all members to complete the survey to ensure the opinions and expertise of the employer community are represented.