In 2017, the provincial government mandated Bill 148 which grants Emergency Personal Leave to all employees in Ontario.
Emergency Personal Leave is defined as
- personal, injury or medical emergency;
- the death, illness or medical emergency of an individual related to the employee (immediate family and/or spouse’s relatives);
- an urgent matter that concerns an individual, as described above.
The employee is entitled to a maximum of 10 days of P.E.L. with the two first days being paid by the employer (must be employed for a least a week).
The RCDSB has not yet developed a comprehensive process to administer these leave days, and requests are being processed on an individual basis. See the following link for a more complete description of Bill 148. Employment Standards Act