Ontario proposes increased job protection
for parental leave

Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland have each announced legislation recently to extend parental leave
By Joyce Grant
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/21/2003

The Ontario government announced recently that it intends to extend job-protected leave for new parents.

The legislation, if passed, will increase job-protected leave to 52 weeks in order to align with the federal benefits. It will also give employees up to 10 unpaid days off a year for family crises.

Under the federal