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A Reminder to Update Your Policies for Three New Job-Protected Leaves for Families

Posted in Employment Standards, Leaves of Absence
Matthew Demeo

 

We wanted to send out a reminder that as of October 29, 2014, employees in Ontario are entitled to three new job-protected leaves (in addition to any entitlement to any other leave under the Employment Standards Act). These new leaves are:

  • Family Caregiver Leave;
  • Critically Ill Child Care Leave; and
  • Crime-Related Death or Disappearance Leave.

We provided a summary of these new leaves earlier this year.

If it has not been done already, employer’s should review their existing policies, procedures and collective agreements as soon as possible to incorporate these new leaves into the workplace.  If you have any questions or require input into developing policies and procedures for these leaves, do not hesitate to contact anyone in our Labour and Employment Law Group.