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Providing paid and unpaid leave from work in Newfoundland and Labrador

The Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Standards Act requires employers to grant periods of leave in certain situations. The leaves may be paid or unpaid, and employees may have to meet certain criteria to qualify for the leave. 

Listed here are the most common types of leave from work and what your responsibilities to your employees are as an employer. 


Leaves are often accompanied by sensitive situations. When an employee comes to you to discuss a leave, please give us a call.  For any questions or concerns about employment leaves, please give your Business Counsellor a call at 1 888-234-2232 or email at [email protected] 


July 17, 2018

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