O. Reg. 476/06: FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE - PRESCRIBED INDIVIDUALSSkip to content
Employment Standards Act, 2000
ONTARIO REGULATION 476/06
family medical Leave — prescribed individuals
Historical version for the period December 18, 2017 to December 31, 2017.
Note: This Regulation is revoked on January 1, 2018. (See: O. Reg. 535/17, s. 2)
This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.
Individuals prescribed as family members
1. (1) The following individuals are prescribed as family members for the purpose of section 49.1 of the Act:
1. A brother or sister of the employee.
2. A grandparent of the employee or of the employee’s spouse.
3. A grandchild of the employee or of the employee’s spouse.
4. The father-in-law or mother-in-law of the employee.
5. A brother-in-law or sister-in-law of the employee.
6. A son-in-law or daughter-in-law of the employee or of the employee’s spouse.
7. An uncle or aunt of the employee or of the employee’s spouse.
8. The nephew or niece of the employee or of the employee’s spouse.
9. The spouse of the employee’s grandchild, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece.
10. A foster parent of the employee’s spouse.
11. A person who considers the employee to be like a family member. O. Reg. 476/06, s. 1 (1).
(2) In paragraphs 1 to 5 of subsection (1), a reference to a relationship includes the corresponding “step” relationship. O. Reg. 476/06, s. 1 (2).
(3) An example of the effect of subsection (2) is that paragraph 2 of subsection (1) includes a step-grandparent of the employee or of the employee’s spouse. O. Reg. 476/06, s. 1 (3).
2. This Regulation applies to an employee who takes leave under section 49.1 of the Act to provide care or support to a person described in paragraph 11 of subsection 1 (1) only if the employee, on the employer’s request, provides the employer with a copy of the document provided to an agency or department of the Government of Canada for the purpose of claiming compassionate care benefits under the Employment Insurance Act (Canada) in which it is stated that the employee is considered to be like a family member. O. Reg. 476/06, s. 2.