Reimbursement component of WIPB launched

MAPLETON – On April 29 the Ontario government announced the establishment of the COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit (WIPB).

In a June 1 newsletter, the Mapleton Chamber of Commerce reminded members the program includes:

– up to three days of paid infectious disease emergency leave under the Employment Standards Act (ESA) for employees who have to take time off work because of certain reasons related to COVID-19, and

– an employer reimbursement program.

The employer reimbursement program officially launched on May 27.

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