New Brunswick latest province to upgrade parental leave legislation

The new family-friendly legislation also includes provisions addressing sick leave, family responsibility leave and jury duty leave.
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/21/2003

New Brunswick is the most recent province to upgrade its child-care leave to match federal Employment Insurance benefits.

The legislation, to take effect Dec. 31, will protect the jobs of new or newly-adoptive parents taking child-care leave for up to 37 weeks. The combined current maternity leave of 17 weeks and the new child-care leave of 37 weeks taken by one or both parents cannot total more than 52 weeks.

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