Compassionate Care Leave Policy
WHAT’S THE PROBLEM:
Employment standards laws in all parts of the country give employees the right to take up to 8 weeks of unpaid leave to care for a seriously ill or injured family member. The centerpiece of your efforts to comply with compassionate care leave requirements should be to create and implement a written policy.
HOW TOOL HELPS SOLVE THE PROBLEM:
Here’s a Model Compassionate Care Leave Policy you can adapt for your own organization. In adapting this Policy, be sure to incorporate:
- The requirements of your jurisdiction’s employment standards laws with regard to compassionate care leave; and
- The obligations you’ve agreed to under individual employment contracts and collective agreements.