An Act to amend the
Employment Standards Act
with respect to parental leave
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
1. Section 40 of the Employment Standards Act is amended by striking out "eighteen weeks" and substituting "35 weeks".
2. This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.
3. The short title of this Act is the Fair Parental Leave Act, 2000.
The Bill amends the Employment Standards Act to increase the entitlement to parental leave from 18 to 35 weeks.