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Bill 220 Mr. Walker

BILL 220

2021

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS (EXPANDING BEREAVEMENT LEAVE) AMENDMENT ACT, 2021

(Assented to , 2021)

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, enacts as follows:

Amends RSA 2000 cE-9 1 The Employment Standards Code is amended by this Act.

2 Section 53.983 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Unpaid bereavement leave 53.983(1) In this section, “common-law partner” has the same meaning as in section 53.9(1)(a).

(2) An employee who has been employed by the same employer for at least 90 days is entitled to up to 3 days of unpaid bereavement leave in a calendar year on the occurrence of any of the following:

(a) the death of a family member;

(b) the end of an employee’s pregnancy by way of a stillbirth or miscarriage;

(c) the end of another person’s pregnancy by way of a stillbirth or miscarriage, if the employee

(i) is the person’s spouse or common-law partner, or

Explanatory Notes 1

Explanatory Notes

Employment Standards Code

1 Amends chapter E-9 of the Revised Statutes of Alberta 2000.

2 Section 53.983 presently reads:

53.983(1) An employee who has been employed by the same employer for at least 90 days is entitled to up to 3 days of unpaid leave in a calendar year on the death of a family member.

(2) Before taking a leave under this section, the employee must give the employer as much notice as is reasonable and practicable in the circumstances.

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(ii) is a person who would have been a parent of a child born as a result of the pregnancy.

(3) Before taking a leave under this section, the employee must give the employer as much notice as is reasonable and practicable in the circumstances.

Coming into force

3 This Act comes into force on January 1, 2022.

Explanatory Notes 2

3 Coming into force.

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Title: 2021 (30th, 2nd) Bill 220, Employment Standards (Expanding Bereavement Leave) Amendment Act, 2021