Manitoba passes employment standards changes

First province in Canada to include leave for domestic violence
By Sheila Brawn
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 04/04/2016

Manitoba has passed groundbreaking changes to its employment standards law.

Last month, the province’s legislature approved amendments to the Employment Standards Code that will add a leave for domestic violence to the list of job-protected leaves covered by the legislation. It is the first jurisdiction in Canada to do this.

"We’re proud that Manitoba is the first province to be taking this kind of significant legislative action to help put an end to domestic violence," says Kevin Rebeck, president of the Manitoba Federation of Labour. "(W)e hope that other provinces are quick to follow suit."