Interpretation Guidelines Manual
|ESA Section 1 - Definitions - Immediate Family|
Text of Legislation
This section contains definitions for terms used throughout the Employment Standards Act and its Regulation.
|Text of Legislation
"immediate family" means
(a) the spouse, child, parent, guardian, sibling, grandchild or
grandparent of an employee, and
A broad and liberal interpretation of “immediate family” is considered by the director to include common-law spouses, step-parents, and step-children, or same sex partners and their children.
Any persons will be included as “immediate family” if they reside with the employee as a member of that employee’s family.
An exchange student residing with the employee’s family would be considered “immediate family”.
Related sections of the Act or Regulation