The Prince Edward Island government is looking for feedback on legislation granting paid time off to people who have experienced domestic violence.
The province’s Employment Standards Act was amended earlier this year to provide up to three days of paid leave and seven days of unpaid leave for survivors of domestic, intimate parter and sexual violence.
Islanders are asked to give input on proposed regulations on how the amendment will be implemented: namely, to define key terms and address how leave eligibility will be determined.
The government also wants to hear what people think of reducing the eligibility requirement for sick leave and extending job protection periods for compassionate care leave and parental leave.
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In a press release launching the online consultation, Workforce and Advanced Learning Minister Sonny Gallant says the government needs input “to ensure this bill protects the employment of Islanders who need temporary leave from work to take care of themselves or family members.”
Islanders can provide feedback until August 27 through the government’s website.