Newfoundland and Labrador intends to make it easier for working parents dealing with challenging situations involving their children with proposed amendments to the Labour Standards Act.
Changes under the proposed Labour Standards Act will help to ensure that the jobs of parents are protected if they take leave to care for their families in difficult times such as dealing with a critically ill child, or with a crime-related child death or disappearance.
Two new job-protected, unpaid leaves of absence have been created under the proposed amendments of the Labour Standards Act:
- Critically ill child care leave (up to 37 weeks)
- Crime-related child death (up to 104 weeks) or disappearance (up to 52 weeks) leave.
For more details and information, including how to qualify for these types of parental leave, visit Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Justice.