Leaves from Work

Leaves from Work : NS Labour and Advanced Education, Employment Rights

Employees may be eligible for a variety of leaves under the Labour Standards Code. These leaves recognize that events in our personal lives can sometimes interrupt work. On these occasions, some level of accommodation from the employer is necessary and appropriate.

The leaves of absence are pregnancy and parental, reservists, compassionate care, critically ill child care, critically ill adult care, crime-related death or disappearance, emergency, sick, bereavement, court, and citizenship ceremony.

These all are unpaid leaves of absence, meaning that the employer does not have to pay the employee during these absences. Employment Insurance benefits may be available for some of these leaves.

For more details about the various types of leave, refer to the choices below.