Policy 'tweak' expands Yukon's new paid sick leave program


Premier Ranj Pillai says that all Yukon businesses can apply to have the cost of employee wages on sick days covered by the government — even if they already have a program in place to cover those costs themselves.

When the new government-funded paid sick leave program was announced earlier this week, one of the stipulations was that only businesses that did not already have a policy promising to pay employee wages on sick days could apply for the rebate.

NDP MLA Lane Tredger said that approach punished businesses who chose to do the right thing.

“If I were an organization that already pays for sick leave and will be getting nothing through

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