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New labour rules for ont

New labour rules for ont

Postby maryjane48 » Dec 29th, 2017, 12:11 pm

http://www.cbc.ca/1.4467024


The new laws introduce free prescriptions for people under 25 and offer universal paid sick days, while abolishing the right for workplaces to request the much-maligned doctor's note when taking time off for health reasons.

We need these rules in bc also :130:
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Re: New labour rules for ont

Postby The Green Barbarian » Dec 29th, 2017, 2:17 pm

maryjane48 wrote:http://www.cbc.ca/1.4467024


The new laws introduce free prescriptions for people under 25 and offer universal paid sick days, while abolishing the right for workplaces to request the much-maligned doctor's note when taking time off for health reasons.

We need these rules in bc also :130:


why not just call these sick days what they are - mandatory extra vacation days. Getting a doctor's note shouldn't be an issue if you are actually sick. Only the truly lazy and stupid would be against it.
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Re: New labour rules for ont

Postby Ka-El » Dec 29th, 2017, 2:21 pm

The Green Barbarian wrote: why not just call these sick days what they are - mandatory extra vacation days. Getting a doctor's note shouldn't be an issue if you are actually sick. Only the truly lazy and stupid would be against it.

yes, this can be the only explanation :skippingsheep:
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Re: New labour rules for ont

Postby Piecemaker » Dec 29th, 2017, 2:22 pm

There are times when one is sick, but does not require a doctor's care. Requiring a mandatory note ties up physicians from patients who need to see them and adds expenses to our health care and also may require personal out-of-pocket expenses.
How many "sick" days does the Ontario labour law allow? I think one should not take a sick day unless one is truly unwell. There will be some who will take the max allowed every year and treat them like vacation entitlements.
I also do not think unused sick time deserves any kind of payout.
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Re: New labour rules for ont

Postby oneh2obabe » Dec 29th, 2017, 2:59 pm

For companies that offer paid sick days those will still be in effect. The new legislation is for10 days of "personal emergency leave" which 2 will be paid.

10 days of personal emergency leave to all staff in provincially regulated industries, with two days paid, for all who have been with an employer at least one full week — with a notable exception of seven days leave for automotive sector companies.

The one week employment requirement is in place to prevent people hired for a few days from calling in sick and getting paid;

People with five years at an employer get three weeks’ vacation, up from two;


Not every prescription will be covered under the new legislation.

Progressive Conservative MPP Jeff Yurek (Elgin-Middlesex-London) warns parents that kids and teens, college and university students and young adults already in the workforce may not be able to get the same medications they’re used to under OHIP+ if they are fortunate enough to have other coverage.

“The Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) plan covers fewer drugs than private insurance companies,” notes Yurek, a pharmacist himself.

“They might get surprises when they go for a refill of a prescription that’s not covered. Doctors and pharmacists will be scrambling to find alternatives.”


https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/201 ... jan-1.html
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Re: New labour rules for ont

Postby HorganIsMyHero » Dec 29th, 2017, 4:50 pm

Piecemaker wrote:Requiring a mandatory note ties up physicians from patients who need to see them and adds expenses to our health care and also may require personal out-of-pocket expenses.


Ya, even clinics around here can charge a minimum of $10 for a simple note.

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Re: New labour rules for ont

Postby Bsuds » Dec 29th, 2017, 5:53 pm

The Green Barbarian wrote: Getting a doctor's note shouldn't be an issue if you are actually sick.


With the shortage of Drs in BC and the fact that lots of people don't have a family Dr and even if they do it takes a week or 2 to get an appointment how would you suggest they get a note from one for a "man cold"?
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