Human Resources Legislative Update
Helping Families in Need Act Awaiting Royal Assent
Date: December 13, 2012
On December 12, 2012, Bill C-44, Helping Families in Need Act, passed Third Reading in the Senate and is now awaiting Royal Assent.
As previously reported, 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.
The Bill should be consulted for coming into force information.