HR Rulebook (Oct. 8, 2001)
Legislation update

B.C. addresses NDP past, other governments implement same-sex benefits.
By Marcia McDougall
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/02/2001

While the summer is generally a slow time for lawmakers (legislative assemblies are usually in recess), some jurisdictions have been busy over the last few months. Here’s a summary of new legislation relevant to HR professionals.

Federal

Amendments have been made to the Canada Labour Code regulations regarding bereavement leave. The changes extend the list of relatives for whom employees can take bereavement leave to include certain relatives of same-sex partners.