Employment standards legislation provides for a variety of protected periods of unpaid leave. These include:
- pregnancy and parental,
- personal emergency,
- military reservist,
- family medical,
- critically ill child care,
- organ donor, and
- crime-related child death or disappearance.
The list of such leaves continues to grow, and employers must stay up to date.
Getting this wrong can mean exposing yourself to liability for breaching the legislation, or it can mean that you are spending money you don’t have to. Either way, it is better to understand your rights and obligations, so that you can make informed, strategic decisions.
How we can help
Our lawyers will make sure you understand the laws so that you can make the best decision for your business. We will explain the rules regarding leaves and return to work, the timelines, your duties, and your options. We can then explore the strategies available to you.
We advise employers on all of these complicated legal issues in order to ensure that they do not expose themselves to liability, or are led astray by common myths and misconceptions.
We want to be your Trusted Advisor, your Chief HR Law Officer, your business partner. Let us be part of your team, so that we can look after your employment law issues, and you can focus on your business.