On June 1, 2022, the government of Alberta passed Bill 17, the Labour Statutes Amendment Act (LSAA), to improve Albertans’ access to bereavement and reservist leaves.
Changes to the bill include the following:
- Bereavement leave allows employees who have worked at least 90 days for the same employer to take up to three days of unpaid leave per year when a family member dies, without risk of losing their job. Changes in the Labour Statutes Amendment Act would expand access to this leave to those who experience miscarriage or stillbirth.
- Currently, the Reservist Leave provides a 20-day limit on the number of time reservists can take for annual training. Military stakeholders have indicated that reservists do not have enough yearly training leave to complete their training duties. Changes in the Labour Statutes Amendment Act would remove the 20-day limit.
More details regarding the status of the (LSAA) are available here.