Finding right balance with caregiver leave (Analysis)

Leave must support individual without penalizing employer
By Kristina Hidas
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/13/2012

The Pulse Survey on the Ontario government’s proposed Family Caregiver Leave Act drew a lot of thoughtful commentary that addressed the complexity of the legislation, which would allow employees in the province to take up to eight unpaid weeks off work to care for seriously ill or injured family members.

It’s clear HR professionals are well aware, both from personal and professional experience, of the issues at hand. The population is getting older and the care of aging and ill family members is an increasingly important issue that needs to be addressed by government and business alike.

Comments focused on three main questions: