Saskatchewan labour law passes third reading

Bill 85 consolidates 12 pieces of labour legislation into one updated act
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 05/22/2013

Saskatchewan’s new labour legislation has passed third and final reading in the Legislative Assembly.

Bill 85 passed on May 13, and it consolidates 12 pieces of labour legislation into one updated act that the province says “protects workers, promotes growth and increases accountability.” The amendments include:

•Creation of three additional leaves (in addition to the two created in the original act for organ donation and to attend a citizenship ceremony) for critically ill child care leave, crime-related child death and disappearance leaves and waiving of the four-week notice requirement as notice may not be possible or appropriate to require.