Give Input on Employment Standards Act Regulations

Most employees are eligible for a variety of leaves under the Employment Standards Act of Prince Edward Island including protection of employment for persons needing time off from work to address issues due to family violence.

During the 2018 spring sitting of the provincial legislature, the Employment Standards Act (Bill 116) was amended to provide for up to three days of paid leave, and another seven days of unpaid leave for employees who need time to deal with the consequences of domestic violence.

Provide your feedback on draft regulations to support the implementation of Bill 116: An Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act(link is external). Regulations provide specifics on how to put action into an act (law).

The Lieutenant Governor–in-Council (cabinet) is responsible to pass regulations; rather than the legislature which passes legislation.

To help inform the development of regulations appropriate for PEI, a scan of other Canadian jurisdictions was completed. As a result, draft regulations were written based on the PEI Victims of Family Violence Act, as well as related New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan regulations.

Please complete the survey or send a written submission by August 27, 2018.  Take the Survey


Employment Standards Office

161 St. Peters Road, 2nd Floor
PO Box 2000, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 368-5550



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