Employment standards legislation provides for a variety of protected periods of unpaid leave. These relate to circumstances ranging from pregnancy to military reserve duties; governments frequently add new forms of leave with which employers must comply.

There are rules that apply to these leaves in order to protect employees, such as the general obligation to be returned to your pre-leave job and not suffer any adverse consequences for taking leave. At the same time, employees must understand their obligations with respect to qualifying for and taking leave.

MacDonald & Associates advises employees on all of these complicated legal issues in order to ensure that they know their rights and are not taken advantage of by unscrupulous or unknowing employers.