|Name:||Helping Families in Need Act (S.C. 2012, c. 27).|
|Subject(s):||Social assistance and services|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Bibliography:||Legislation on-line Department of Justice, Canada PDF of Act (DOC.NORMES) (consulted on 2013-09-30)
|Abstract/Citation:||An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code and the Employment Insurance Act and to make consequential amendments to the Income Tax Act and the Income Tax Regulations.
This enactment amends the Canada Labour Code to provide an employee with the right to take leave when a child of the employee is critically ill or dies or disappears as the probable result of a crime. It also makes technical amendments to that Act.
Furthermore, the enactment amends the Employment Insurance Act to provide benefits to claimants who are providing care or support to their critically ill child and to facilitate access to sickness benefits for claimants who are in receipt of parental benefits.
Lastly, the enactment makes consequential amendments to the Income Tax Act and the Income Tax Regulations.