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British Columbia is tabling legislation that would grant up to five days of paid leave for workers affected by domestic or sexual violence. The leave would also apply to parents of a child or dependant who has been impacted by that type of violence. The legislation would amend the provincial Employment Standards Act, which last […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 4, 2020 November 23, 2020
  • 09:45
SaskTel union bargaining for mental-health days, domestic violence leave

Employees at Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. are giving Unifor’s bargaining team a strong mandate to take strike action, if necessary, in the quest for a fair contract. The provisions of the contract include mental-health days, domestic violence leave and part-time hours, says Dan Bailey, national representative for Unifor. “We’re focusing in on mental health in the workplace, […]

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada and the Treasury Board have reached an agreement that includes expanded parental leave top-up, paid leave for survivors of domestic violence and a wage increase. “Our members give their best to Canada and to their families. We went into these negotiations to get a deal that […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 29, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 09:30
Northwest Territories considering legislated domestic violence leave

The Northwest Territories is considering adding domestic violence leave legislation to its Employment Standards Act. “We have not yet determined what a potential domestic violence leave provision might include,” says Cherish Winsor, senior communications advisor at the government of the Northwest Territories. “The federal government’s plans to introduce changes to leave provisions under the Canada Labour Code […]

Don’t miss these important pension and benefits dates for 2019

As 2018 draws to a close, professionals in the pension, investment, benefits and human resources industries have a number of dates to add to their calendars for the year ahead. Jan. 1: The Canada Pension Plan and Quebec Pension Plan enhancements take effect. In the first stage, employees and employers will see their CPP contribution rates climb from the current […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 31, 2018 January 12, 2021
  • 09:00
Rio Tinto rolls out measures to support staff experiencing domestic abuse

Rio Tinto Group is introducing measures to protect and support North American employees who are experiencing domestic and family abuse. Employees in Canada and the United States can now access up to 10 days of paid extra leave, flexible working hours, financial aid and emergency accommodation. The organization is also providing training for leaders and […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 19, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 09:15
New Brunswick’s new domestic violence leave takes effect

New regulations in New Brunswick providing paid leave for victims of domestic, intimate partner or sexual violence took effect on Sept. 1. The new regulations allow up to 10 days of leave to be used intermittently or continuously, and up to 16 weeks to be used in one continuous period, of which the first five days will […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 4, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 09:30
What do Canadian provinces offer around domestic violence leave?

Saskatchewan is the latest province to introduce legislation providing protected leave for victims of domestic violence. Introduced on Dec. 6, 2017, the bill received royal assent the following day. The new provision allows for a maximum of 10 days of unpaid leave, whether the violence is directed at the employee personally, their children or a person for whom […]