SK Employers Now Required to Provide 5 Days Paid Leave for Victims of Interpersonal Violence

On Wednesday May 15, 2019, Bill No. 172, an act to amend The Saskatchewan Employment Act, respecting the provision of paid interpersonal violence and sexual violence leave, received Royal Assent. The amendments are now in force and require Saskatchewan employers to provide their employees with five employer-paid days and five unpaid days of interpersonal violence leave in a period of 52 weeks.

For further information on the requirements, restrictions and information employers may request when an interpersonal violence leave is requested, please see our prior MLT Aikins insight from May 14, 2019: SK Employers Soon Required to Provide Paid Leave for Victims of Interpersonal Violence.

Our team of labour and employment lawyers can answer questions and help your organization adapt to this recent amendment to The Saskatchewan Employment Act.

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