Human Resources Legislative Update
Helping Families in Need Act Passes Third Reading
Date: November 21, 2012
On November 20, 2012, Bill C-44, Helping Families in Need Act, was passed at Third Reading in the House of Commons and was referred to the Senate.
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