TORONTO, April 9 /CNW/ - The Standing Committee on the Legislative
Assembly will meet to consider Bill 154, An Act to amend the Employment
Standards Act, 2000 in respect of organ donor leave.
This Bill amends the Employment Standards Act, 2000 to provide up to 13
weeks of leave of absence without pay for employees who undergo surgery in
order to donate organs to other persons. A new section (49.2) of the Bill
applies to kidney, liver, lung, pancreas and small bowel donations; while
other organs and tissue may be added by regulation.
The maximum leave period may be varied by regulation, and the leave may
be extended for medical reasons for a further period of up to 13 weeks.
The Committee intends to hold public hearings in Toronto on April 22,
Interested people who wish to be considered to make an oral presentation
on Bill 154 should contact the Committee Clerk by 3:00 p.m. on Monday, April
Those who do not wish to make an oral presentation but wish to comment on
the Bill may send written submissions to the Committee Clerk at the address
below by 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2009.
Bas Balkissoon, MPP
Collect calls will be accepted
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For further information:
For further information: Tonia Grannum, Clerk, Room 1405, Whitney Block,
Queen's Park, Toronto, ON, M7A 1A2, Telephone: (416) 325-3519, Facsimile:
(416) 325-3505, TTY/ATS: (416) 325-3538, email: firstname.lastname@example.org