The provincial government has made amendments to the Employment Standards Act in order to better protect foreign workers in New Brunswick.
Provisions have been added to ensure employers can only recover allowable recruitment and transportation costs from each foreign worker. Legal practices have also been clarified for foreign worker housing arrangements and the holding of personal documents, such as passports and work permits.
Additionally, amendments to the Employment Standards Act include two new unpaid employee leave provisions to protect workers and their job security. Any employee who is a parent or guardian will be protected if they require a leave of absence either to care for their critically ill or injured child or cope with a situation where their child disappears or dies as a result of a suspected Criminal Code offence.
For more information, visit New Brunswick’s Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour department.