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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

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Changes to parental leave rules coming including leave for fathers

The federal government has announced that they will be announcing changes to parental leave rules shortly and included is provisions dedicated exclusively to new fathers.

Employer not held to standard of perfection, but accommodation must be reasonable in the circumstances

An employee in the following matter brought an application before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario claiming discrimination with respect to employment because of disability and that her employer did not accommodate her properly, violating her rights under the Human Rights Code.

Q: Do employees, in Ontario, who take maternity and parental leave for the one year, accrue their regular vacation as per their employment contract? If so, is it normal practice to allow them to take the accrued vacation right after their leave has ended (i.e., extending their time off)?

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Cristina Lavecchia

Cristina is an editor and researcher at First Reference. She is a licensed paralegal and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree, Political Science major at York University. During Cristina's paralegal and undergraduate studies she studied employment standards, occupational health and safety, and workplace safety and insurance. Read more

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