(Some) Governments legislate paid leave to obtain COVID-19 vaccination
April 7, 2021
There is a movement afoot to encourage mass COVID-19 vaccination - legislated paid leave to obtain the necessary shot(s). As of today’s date:
Belgium has done it.
Netherlands has done it for employees who can only be vaccinated during regular business hours.
California and New York have done it.
Illinois’ Department of Labor supports it.
Saskatchewan has done it (3 hour leave).
British Columbia has passed job-protected leave, but as of yet unpaid.
Ontario Premier Ford indicated he might consider it for certain front-line healthcare workers vaccinated at work.
In addition, some individual employers are already doing it.
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