Manitoba passes employment standards changesFirst province in Canada to include leave for domestic violenceBy Sheila Brawn04/04/2016|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." To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.