Employment standards legislation provides for a variety of protected periods of unpaid leave. These relate to circumstances ranging from pregnancy to military reserve duties. Governments frequently add new forms of leave with which employers must comply. In order to be compliant, employers must understand their obligations, including the fact that in most circumstances, the employee that takes leave must be given their job back when they return. Rudner MacDonald advises employers on all of these complicated legal issues in order to ensure that they do not expose themselves to liability, or are led astray by common myths and misconceptions.