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Category: Leaves of absence

No paid sick leave. What do you do?

Dan Sheppard talked to Rita Celli on Ontario Today about the need for employees to have paid sick leave, especially in the middle of a global pandemic.

September 16, 2020
Daniel Sheppard

What are my workplace rights as a parent when schools reopen?

As schools reopen, many parents have concerns about the safety of their children, family members and themselves. Kelly Doctor examines why parents may need workplace accommodation when their children are back in school.

August 27, 2020
Kelly Doctor

Returning from pregnancy or parental leave during COVID-19?

UPDATED: Daycares are starting to reopen, but that does not necessarily mean you will be in a position to return to work from a pregnancy or parental leave. Sarah Rostom outlines the job-protected leaves available to employees who cannot return to work from pregnancy or parental leave due to COVID-19.

June 29, 2020
Sarah Rostom

What are my options for taking time off work?

Natai Shelsen and Kelly Doctor tell you what you need to know about taking a leave from work for reasons related to COVID-19.

June 19, 2020
Kelly Doctor Natai Shelsen

Understanding Ontario’s new Infectious Disease Emergency Leave regulation

If you were laid off due to COVID-19, you may now be on “Infectious Disease Emergency Leave.” Daniel Sheppard explains what this new emergency leave regulation means for you.

June 9, 2020
Daniel Sheppard

Ten paid sick days : It’s about public health, too

The prime minister recently announced he would work with the provinces to make sure all workers had access to ten paid sick days. Erin Moores tells us why paid sick leave is about much more than just being able to pay your bills.

June 2, 2020
Erin Moores

Webinar: Termination, Layoff, and Government Benefits

The materials for our webinar on “Termination, Layoff, and Government Benefits for Unionized Employees in the Age of COVID-19 are available here.

May 5, 2020
Simon Archer Colleen Bauman Fiona Campbell Ben Katz Kelly Doctor

Leave options available to federal employees impacted by COVID-19

Daniel Sheppard and David Sworn provide critical information about the leaves of absence that are available to federal employees impacted by COVID-19.

April 22, 2020
Daniel Sheppard David Sworn