3rd Session, 42nd Legislature
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THE EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS CODE AMENDMENT ACT (COVID-19 VACCINATION LEAVE)
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(Assented to )
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
Subsection 59.12(2) is amended by adding the following after clause (b.1):
The following is added after section 59.12 and before the centred heading that follows it:
An employee is entitled to paid leave for the purpose of being vaccinated against the communicable disease known as COVID-19.
Paid leave under this section is for the amount of time the employee is required to be absent from work, up to a maximum of three hours for each time the employee is vaccinated.
For each hour or part of an hour of paid leave that an employee is entitled to receive under this section, the employer must pay the employee
(a) the regular wage rate that applies to the employee's regular hours of work during the pay period in which the leave occurs; or
(b) if the employee's wage for regular hours of work varies from pay period to pay period, the employee's average hourly wage as determined by the following formula:
average hourly wage = A/B
In this formula,
is the employee's total wages, excluding overtime wages, for the four-week period immediately before the leave began;
is the total number of regular hours of work worked by the employee during the four-week period immediately before the leave began.
An employee who wishes to take a leave under this section must give the employer as much notice as is reasonable and practicable in the circumstances.
Subsection 60(3.1) is amended by adding the following after clause (f):
(g) section 59.13 (COVID-19 vaccination leave);
Section 59.13 and clause 60(3.1)(g) of The Employment Standards Code, as enacted by sections 3 and 4 of this Act, are repealed.
Subject to subsection (2), this Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.
Section 5 comes into force on a day to be fixed by proclamation.