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Family Medical Leave

This section of the Ontario Ministry of Labour website has information about Family Medical Leave, which is unpaid, job-protected leave of up to eight weeks in a 26-week period. Topics covered include:

  • Eligibility
  • Employment Insurance Benefits 
  • Interaction Between Family Medical Leave and Personal Emergency Leave, Family Caregiver Leave, Critically Ill Child Care Leave, and Crime-related Child Death or Disappearance Leave
  • Length of Family Medical Leave
  • Where an Employee Provides Care or Support for Only Part of a Week
  • Sharing Family Medical Leave
  • Taking More Than Eight Weeks of Family Medical Leave
  • Family Medical Leave for Additional Family Members
  • Timing of Family Medical Leave
  • Earliest Date a Family Medical Leave Can Begin
  • Last Date of a Family Medical Leave
  • Medical Certificate
  • Qualified Health Practitioner
  • Notice Requirements
  • Rights During and at the End of a Family Medical Leave
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