B.C. government proposes expanded leave for new parents, those in mourning

Bill syncs compassionate care and maternity leave regimes with new federal rules

Potential changes to B.C. employment law would give mothers more time off work before and after giving birth, and give parents more leave if they are suffering the death or disappearance of a child.
If passed, amendments to the Employment Standards Act introduced Monday in Bill 6 would provide several new and extended opportunities for parental leave, according to a government press release.
Labour Minister Harry Bains said the changes will "help ease the worry and stress over job security" and offer more flexibility and support to families.