Sick Pay Coverage Under the Employment Insurance Act (EI) During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Today, the heads of more than 20 business organizations—including the ACC—issued a letter
to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding COVID-19 sick pay. The letter states:
"In these circumstances, we believe senior governments should shoulder any costs associated with time away from work (i.e. sick pay) associated with the current pandemic. At a time when many businesses have been hit extremely hard by the economic fallout from the pandemic, it is simply not reasonable for businesses to be expected to cover sick-pay costs for COVID-19 which, at its core, is a global pandemic and a national and provincial public health emergency."