2. Parental Leave (Spousal)
2.1.1 An employee who has become the natural father of a child or whose common law spouse becomes the natural parent of a child, or who assumes actual care and custody of their common law spouses newborn child is eligible for parental (spousal) leave without pay in accordance with the Manitoba Employment Standards Code.
2.1.4 An employee who gives less notice than specified in 2.1.2 shall be eligible for a period of parental leave (spousal) of thirty-seven consecutive weeks less the number of days by which the notice given is less than four weeks.
2.2.1 Parental leave (spousal) shall commence no later than the first anniversary date of the birth of the child or of the date on which the child comes into the actual care and custody of the employee.
2.2.2 An employee may terminate the parental leave (spousal) earlier than the date set out in 2.1.3 or 2.1.4 by giving written notice not less than one pay period prior to the day the employee wishes the leave to terminate.
An employee who wishes to resume employment on the expiration of leave granted in accordance with this section shall be reinstated by the Division in the position occupied at the time such leave commenced or in a comparable position with not less than the same wages and benefits.
For the purpose of calculating pension and other benefits of an employee to whom leave is granted in accordance with this section, employment after the termination of the leave shall be deemed to be continuous with employment before the commencement of the leave.
The Chief Superintendent or designee shall be authorized to grant leaves in accordance with the Parental Leave (Spousal) Section, with the exception that additional leave requested in accordance with Section 2.5 shall require approval of the Board.