Regulation - LGIC

A special rule for the auto sector regarding Personal Emergency Leave (PEL) days in certain circumstances in regulation "Terms and conditions of employment in defined industries - automobile manufacturing, automobile parts manufacturing, automobile parts warehousing and automobile marshalling", under the Employment Standards Act, 2000.

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Employment Standards Act, 2000
Summary of Decision:
This amended regulation will create a special rule for employees in the auto sector.

If the terms of employment provide two or more paid days that are in excess of the ESA's vacation or public holidays standards or the paid days are for personal illness or medical appointments, then employees in this sector are not entitled to personal emergency leave pay.

If an employer does not provide these excess entitlements, the special rule regarding personal emergency leave pay does not apply, and the first two days of personal emergency leave taken in each calendar year would be paid if the employee has been employed for one week or longer.

Employees in the auto sector continue to be entitled to up to seven days of personal emergency leave per calendar year for the illness, injury, or medical emergency of the employee or certain family members, or other urgent matter concerning certain family members. They continue to be entitled to up to three days of personal emergency leave per calendar year because of the death of specified family members.

This change takes effect January 1, 2018.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
Summary of Proposal:
Contact Address:
400 University Ave, Suite 1502 Toronto, ON, M5G 1S7
Effective Date:
January 1, 2018