The Nova Scotia Legislature

The House resumed on:
September 21, 2017.

Bill No. 127

Labour Standards Code (amended)

An Act to Amend Chapter 246 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Labour Standards Code

Introduced by:
Honourable Kelly Regan
Minister of Labour and Advanced Education

First Reading
Second Reading Debates
Second Reading Passed
Law Amendments Committee
    Meeting Date(s) November 23, 2015; November 30, 2015
    Reported to the House
Committee of the Whole House
Third Reading Debates
Third Reading
Royal Assent
Commencement January 3, 2016
2015 Statutes, Chapter 41

Explanatory Note

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.

Clause 2
(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.