Manitoba introduces employment standards amendments

Proposed changes include three days of family leave and revising termination notice requirements

Manitoba is proposing to make widespread changes to The Employment Standards Code, including: implementing three days of Family Leave; allowing for up to three days of bereavement leave; revising the notice of termination requirements to introduce a system of graduated notice based on the length of employment; exempting from the hours of work and overtime standards employee who earn a certain minimum annual amount and who have “substantial “ control over their work schedule; and removing the requirement that employees must work for at least 15 of the 30 days before a statutory holiday in order to be entitled to statutory holiday pay.

Bill 2, The Employment Standards Code Amendments Act, which was introduced in the Manitoba Legislative Assembly and received Royal Assent on December 7, 2006, is awaiting proclamation.

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