Vote on June 5th, 2019
Bill 57 An Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act
Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Great Slave, that Bill 57, An Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act, be read for the second time. This bill amends the Employment Standards Act to: extend the period of entitlement to unpaid parental leave and to provide for parental sharing of leave;extend the period of entitlement to unpaid compassionate leave;provide an entitlement to unpaid family caregiver leave, to allow for individuals to care for family members who are critically ill or injured;provide an entitlement to paid and unpaid family violence leave;extend the definition of "family member" that applies in respect of bereavement leave, compassionate care leave, and family caregiver leave;list those occupations where youth are not permitted to work; and establish regulation-making authorities related to those changes. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
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