Bill 21, the Employment Standards Amendment Act (Leaves to Help Families), 2014 comes into force on October 29, 2014.
Under the bill, three new job-protected leaves have been created:
Family Caregiver Leave
- Up to eight weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave for an employee to provide care or give support to a family member with a serious medical condition.
Critically Ill Child Care Leave
- Up to 37 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave for an employee to provide care for a critically ill child.
Crime-Related Child Death or Disappearance Leave
- Unpaid, job-protected leave for a working parent whose child is missing or has died as a result of a crime.
For more details, visit the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
See also our blog, “New Job Security for Working Family Caregivers”.
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