General Lab Information

Absence Management

Paid Parental Leave

To assist and support new parents through its leave policies and to assist with balancing work and family matters, BSA provides Paid Parental Leave. Eligible employees are provided with a period of paid time off for activities related to the care and well-being of their newborn or adopted child. This Policy is only applicable to care for children born or adopted on or after December 1, 2016.

The Benefit

BSA will provide up to six weeks (up to 240 hours) of Paid Parental Leave at 100% of actual base salary to Eligible Parents. Neither BSA parent can receive more than six weeks of BSA Paid Parental Leave to care for a child following birth or adoption. The maximum benefit is six weeks of actual base pay for each Eligible Parent if both are employed by BSA.

If a multiple birth or adoption occurs (for example, the birth or adoption of twins), the length of Paid Parental Leave granted for that event does not increase. 

Paid Parental Leave may be used for up to a period of 12 months following the date of birth of a child or the date of placement of a newly adopted child.  A "day" of Paid Parental Leave is equal to a regularly scheduled day up to 8 hours per day maximum (40 hours per week maximum). The maximum benefit is 240 hours over a 12-month period.

Who's Eligible

All regular employees of BSA who work at least 20 hours per week are eligible to participate in the Paid Parental Leave Policy. An employee is a “regular employee” if he/she is classified and treated for federal income tax purposes by the Employer as a regular full-time or regular part-time employee of the Employer (as opposed to a temporary, seasonal or casual employee, intern, independent contractor or consultant, agency worker or leased employee), even if the Employer's classification is later determined to be incorrect. Term employees are considered regular employees for the purpose of this benefit. Subject to the eligibility criteria above, BSA has extended this benefit to active employees whose employment is governed by a collective bargaining agreement.

See the Paid Parental Leave Policy (PDF) for details.