Bill No. 127
Labour Standards Code (amended)
An Act to Amend Chapter 246 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Labour Standards Code
Honourable Kelly Regan
Minister of Labour and Advanced Education
|First Reading||November 19, 2015|
|Second Reading Debates||November 20, 2015|
|Second Reading Passed||November 20, 2015|
|Law Amendments Committee||Submission Summary
|Meeting Date(s)||November 23, 2015; November 30, 2015|
|Reported to the House||December 1, 2015|
|Committee of the Whole House||December 4, 2015|
|Third Reading Debates||December 8, 2015|
|Third Reading||December 8, 2015|
|Royal Assent||December 18, 2015|
|Commencement||January 3, 2016|
|2015 Statutes, Chapter 41||View|
Clause 1 replaces the current entitlement to either a one or a three-working-day unpaid bereavement leave with up to five days unpaid bereavement leave.
(a) increases the unpaid compassionate-care leave from eight to 28 weeks;
(b) allows an employee to end and to re-start the unpaid compassionate-care leave during the 52 weeks following the first day of the week when the leave was commenced; and
(c) clarifies that when the leave is re-started after 26 weeks, a further medical certificate is not required.
Clause 3 makes the amendments effective on January 3, 2016.