BILL NO. 75
1st Session, 64th General Assembly
70 Elizabeth II, 2021
Private Member's Bill
Labour Standards Code
Cape Breton Centre–Whitney Pier
First Reading: November 2, 2021
Clause 1 reletters clause 30(1)(h)—the clause that prohibits an employer from discipling a person for asking the employer to comply with the Act or regulations—as clause (a).
Clause 2 entitles employees to paid leave for a personal illness, injury or medical emergency of themselves and for the personal injury, medical emergency or death of a family member.
An Act to Amend Chapter 246
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Labour Standards Code,
Respecting Sick Leave
1 Subsection 30(1) of Chapter 246 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Labour Standards Code, as enacted by Chapter 42 of the Acts of 2015 and amended by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 2020, is further amended by
- (a) that person has asked or required the employer to comply with this Act and the regulations;
2 Chapter 246 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 60G the following Section:
- 60GA (1) An employee is entitled to a paid leave of absence in accordance with this Section for a personal illness, injury or medical emergency.
(2) In addition to any other leave provided for by this Act, an employee is entitled to a paid leave of absence, in accordance with this Section, for a personal illness, injury, medical emergency or the death of
(6) Subject to subsection (7), an employee who takes leave under this Section shall provide to the employer, where the employer so requests, evidence that is reasonable in the circumstances that the employee is entitled to the leave and such evidence must be provided within a time that is reasonable in the circumstances.
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