Human Resources Legislative Update
Helping Families in Need Act Reported Back to House of Commons
Date: November 5, 2012
On November 2, 2012, Bill C-44, Helping Families in Need Act, was reported back to the House of Commons without amendment by the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
As previously reported, if passed Bill C-44 will, among other things, make certain amendments to the Canada Labour Code regarding an employee’s right to take leave if his or her child is critically ill or dies or disappears as the suspected result of a Criminal Code offence. It will also amend the Employment Insurance Act to allow an eligible person to claim benefits where that person is providing support or caring for a critically ill child.