Human Resources Legislative Update
Provisions of Helping Families in Need Act Proclaimed Into Force
Date: June 5, 2013
The federal government has fixed June 9, 2013 as the day subsection 2(1) and sections 5, 13, 14, 17 to 20 and 22 to 25 of the Helping Families in Need Act come into force.
These sections amend the Canada Labour Code to provide an unpaid leave to an eligible federally regulated employee whose child is critically ill and the Employment Insurance Act to create a new employment insurance benefit for eligible parents of critically ill children.
Regulations Amending the Employment Insurance Regulations, supporting Regulations to these amendments, were registered on May 24, 2013 and come into force on June 9, 2013.