Legislative sick leave

Effective January 1, 2022, the BC government has implemented five (5) days of mandatory paid sick leave for all workers in BC.

Effective May 1, 2022, the government further amended the application of paid sick leave to apply to all employees, irrespective of any entitlement in a collective agreement.

The new legislative sick leave, passed in the Employment Standards Amendment Act (Bill 13), applies to certain employees at UBC, as outlined below. If you are not eligible for legislative sick leave, use your paid sick leave (if available) to cover time off for illness.

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