Employers are required under the Employment Standards Actto accommodate time off work for reasons such as pregnancy, parental leave, personal emergency (sick days), family caregiver, family medical, critical illness, etc. Employees may be eligible for leaves regardless if they are full-time, part-time, permanent, or term contract employees.
As an employer, it is important to ensure that all regulations relating to leaves of absence are properly abided by, such as when medical notes supporting a leave can and cannot be required. Leave of absences are a personal entitlement, and as such, more than one employee may be taking unpaid leave under the ESAat any given time. This places a burden on the employer, who may be required to incur the loss of experienced employees with temporary replacements.
How can Zeilikman Law help?
At Zeilikman Law, we understand the importance of developing and updating procedures, policies and strategies to manage leaves of absence, while ensuring all statutory requirements are met.
Our lawyers can provide information such as medical notes requirements, accommodation, the frustration of contracts, and discontinuance of benefits during certain long-term absences. We can also represent your company in the course of a lawsuit or any other legal process.
At Zeilikman Law, we approach these issues with logical and creative solutions and are ready to defend and represent your business needs both prior to the commencement of legal proceedings and throughout, if necessary.
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