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Ont. introduces compassionate care leave legislation • UN scolds Alberta over labour rules • Federal execs failing French • New funding for apprenticeships • Another union swing at Wal-Mart, another miss • P.E.I. WCB recognizes chronic pain • Remembrance Day a Holiday in New Brunswick
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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/28/2004

Ont. introduces compassionate care leave legislation

Toronto

— Ontario workers will get up to eight weeks of job-protected, unpaid time off to take care of gravely ill family members at significant risk of dying within 26 weeks. Legislation has been introduced allowing anyone covered by the province’s Employment Standards Act, including part-time workers, to take this time off work. The legislation allows employees to access new federal Employment Insurance benefits that became available when Ottawa’s compassionate care benefits came into force on Jan. 4, 2004.

UN scolds Alberta over labour rules

Geneva