5th Session, 42nd Legislature

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Bill 235


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(Assented to                                         )

HIS MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

C.C.S.M. c. E110 amended

1   The Employment Standards Code is amended by this Act.

2(1)   The French version of the centred heading before subsection 59.4(1) is amended by striking out "CONGÉ DE DÉCÈS" and substituting "CONGÉS DE DÉCÈS".

2(2)   Subsection 59.4(1) is amended

(a) by replacing the section heading with "Unpaid leave for death of family member"; and

(b) by striking out "three days" and substituting "five days".

2(3)   The following is added after subsection 59.4(1):

Unpaid leave for loss of pregnancy

59.4(1.1)   An employee who has been employed for at least 30 days may take up to five days of unpaid leave if

(a) the employee experiences a loss of pregnancy; or

(b) another person experiences a loss of pregnancy and the employee

(i) is the person's spouse or common-law partner as defined in subsection 59.2(1) or their former spouse or common-law partner,

(ii) is the current spouse or common-law partner of the former spouse or common-law partner referred to in subclause (i),

(iii) had undertaken to be the guardian of the child born as a result of the pregnancy, or

(iv) is the spouse or common-law partner of a person who had undertaken to be the guardian of the child born as a result of the pregnancy.

Coming into force

3   This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends The Employment Standards Code. The length of unpaid leave on the death of a family member is expanded from three days to five days. In addition, an employee may now take up to five days of unpaid leave if the employee or their spouse or common-law partner experiences a loss of pregnancy.