Guide Summary: Managing Personal Emergency Leave

This is a resource for small business owners to understand the basics of Personal Emergency Leave, otherwise known as sick leave in Ontario.

As a result of Ontario’s changing labour laws – introduced by Bill 148 – employers may be seeing changes where employee management is concerned, such as, patterns of absences. Whether your organization is big or small, a long-established firm or a new startup, managing sick leave and other personal leaves of absence in the workplace supports the growth of your business and helps to maintain a strong organizational culture.

Use this document to gain a better understanding of Ontario’s labour laws for personal emergency and adopt our HR best practices for your business.

If you require help to apply this information to your particular situation, call Employer Line to speak with our expert HR and employment advisors at Peninsula. Our dedicated advice line for small business owners is a complimentary service that’s available at 1-833-247-3650.