No Fixed Amount
Type of Program:
As of April 19, 2021, employers are eligible for reimbursement of paid infectious disease emergency leave. Employers may be eligible to be reimbursed for payment up to a maximum of $200 per day for up to three (3) days per employee, made to an employee for paid infectious disease emergency leave taken under subsection 50.1.1(1.2) of the Employment Standards Act (ESA).
Comments on Funding:
Eligible employers are entitled to be reimbursed the amount of infectious disease emergency leave pay that they paid to their employees, up to $200 per employee per day taken.
Average claim value: $157 per day.
When It Ends:
November 28, 2022
Employers are eligible for reimbursement of paid infectious disease emergency leave if any one of the following apply:
must submit claims to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) to get reimbursed for paying their employees the Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit. Applications for reimbursement of paid infectious disease emergency leave must be made within 120 days of the date the employer paid the employee, or by November 28, 2022 (whichever is earlier). The WSIB cannot process applications submitted after 120 days of the payment date.
can submit applications for up to 10 employees at a time using the regular process. We recommend using this process to submit applications for up to 50 employees.
It takes approximately three weeks to process an approved claim. The timing depends on the completeness and complexity of the claim.
Other Things to Note:
- 1Employers can only apply to be reimbursed for a maximum of three calendar days, even if they chose not to count part days as full days of paid leave. For example, if an employee took a half day of paid leave on a Monday, two full days of paid leave on the Tuesday and Wednesday and an additional half day on the Thursday, the employer can only apply for reimbursement of three of these days.
- 2An employer is not entitled to be reimbursed for payments made to an employee for paid infectious disease emergency leave under the Employment Standards Act (ESA) if either: