As an emergency response measure, the federal government has introduced up to 16 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave under the Canada Labour Code for federal employees who are “unable or unavailable to work for reasons related to COVID-19”.
Leaves of absence
The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2 and the most recent changes to come into force from the Canada Labour Code.
On March 20, the Quebec Minister of Labour introduced Bill 176, amending the Act respecting Labour Standards (the “LSA”). The Bill proposes sweeping changes to the LSA.