The new Ontario government is taking steps to protect the jobs of working men and women in the province who need to care for seriously ill or injured loved ones or deal with a crime-related loss or disappearance of a child.
The proposed Employment Standards Amendment Act (Leaves to Help Families), 2013 introduced today would, if passed, recognize the importance of family and job security, and would build on the existing Family Medical Leave by creating three new job-protected leaves:
If passed, the legislation would allow caregivers to focus their attention on what matters most -- providing care and support to their loved ones -- without the fear of losing their job.
The proposed legislation is part of the new Ontario government's commitment to building a fair society and ensuring that families across Ontario have the support they need.
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