Episode 5: Paid sick leave for Canadian workers

Despite the uncertainty of the last few months, the Canadian economy is finally reopening and employees are returning to work. Tune in to the Canadian Employment and Labour Law podcast, where your host Alison Walsh sits down with Stephanie Lewis to discuss paid sick leave for Canadian workers.

In this episode, we cover provincial unpaid job-protected leaves, the recent federal government announcements granting workers across Canada 10 paid sick days per year, and the challenges in implementing a national paid sick leave program.

If you have any questions regarding the content of this podcast, please contact Alison or Stephanie.

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Alison Walsh

About Alison Walsh

Alison Walsh is a partner in Denton Canada LLP’s Edmonton Labour and Employment Group. Alison provides labour and employment advice to employers in both non-unionized and unionized settings on a variety of issues. Alison has appeared in the Provincial Court of Alberta and Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and has also represented employers in various other forums including Alberta Employment Standards hearings and the Alberta Labour Relations Board.

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Stephanie Lewis

About Stephanie Lewis

Stephanie Lewis (She/Her/Hers) is counsel in Dentons’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution group with a focus on employment and labour. Since her call to the Ontario Bar in 2009, Stephanie has had the privilege of applying a respectful and practical approach to litigation in order to protect her clients’ rights.

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