New Brunswick proposes five days paid domestic violence leave

‘Important part of advancing women’s equality’: Premier
|payroll-reporter.com|Last Updated: 07/10/2018
New Brunswick Legislature
The New Brunswick government has taken the next step to provide workplace leave provisions for individuals who experience domestic, intimate partner or sexual violence. Shutterstock

The New Brunswick government has taken the next step to provide workplace leave provisions for individuals who experience domestic, intimate partner or sexual violence.

New proposed regulations under the Employment Standards Act provide leave of up to 10 days that could be used intermittently or continuously, and up to 16 weeks that could be used in one continuous period, of which the first five days would be paid.

“Advancing women’s equality is important for economic growth and the quality of life of our families,” said Premier Brian Gallant.

“Domestic intimate partner and sexual violence are directed primarily towards women. Ending this type of violence and better supporting those affected by it is an important part of advancing women’s equality.”

The government consulted with 120 stakeholders before writing the draft regulations, which were posted on June 29 for public review for 14 days.

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