Manitoba proposes changes to employment standards

Recommendations include additional unpaid leave, restricting hours youth can work
||Last Updated: 06/15/2006

For the first time in several decades, Manitoba is considering a number of changes to its Employment Standards Code, including new unpaid leave and restrictions on when young employees can work.

The province has released the consensus report on the Employment Standards Code from the Labour Management Review Committee (LMRC), which is made up of an equal number of labour and business representatives.

"I would like to thank the LMRC for their dedicated work and for developing a consensus package of recommendations for change," said Nancy Allan, the province's labour and immigration minister. "The Employment Standards Code has not been extensively reviewed in almost 30 years and I will be looking closely at the package as it relates to updating and modernizing the act."