Vote on November 4th, 2020
Bill 20 an Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act
Madam Speaker, I move, seconded by the Honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, that Bill 20, An Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act, be read for the second time. This bill amends the Employment Standards Act to provide an entitlement to unpaid emergency leave for employees who are unable to perform their duties because of an emergency; definitions that in apply in respect of emergency and extend the definition of care to apply in respect of emergency leave; establish regulation making authorities in respect of emergency leave and provide that regulations made under this authority may have retroactive effect; establish confidentiality requirements in relation to leave; provide an exception to the periods of notice required for group terminations that applies in the case of an unforeseeable event or circumstance; clarify that a notice of termination for group termination may be given to concurrently with an individual notice of termination; and correct inconsistencies and errors identified in the act. Thank you, Madam Speaker.
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