1st Session, 60th General Assembly
55 Elizabeth II, 2006
First Reading: November 6, 2006
Second Reading: November 16, 2006
Third Reading: November 23, 2006 (WITH COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS) (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 This Act may be cited as the Canadian Forces Reservists Civilian Employment Act.
2 The purpose of this Act is to protect the civilian employment of members of the Canadian Forces Reserves.
3 In this Act,
(a) "employee" means a person who is employed in the Province and who is required to be absent from the employee's civilian employment for purposes of service;
(b) "Reserves" means that component of the Canadian Forces referred to in the National Defence Act (Canada) as the reserve force;
(c) "service" means a period of active duty or training in the Reserves.
4 Every employee has a right to return to that employee's civilian employment if the employee
(a) provides the employer with reasonable notice of the employee's intention to
5 Every employer in the Province shall allow an employee to return to work after service
(a) in the position held by the employee immediately before service or, where that position is not available, in a comparable position with not less than the same wages and benefits; and
(b) with no loss of the seniority or benefits that accrued to the employee before the commencement of service.
6 (1) Every employee shall be paid only one rate of pay, either civilian pay or Reserve pay, and allowances appropriate to the employee's rank and status.
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), an employee may
(a) receive Reserve pay in addition to the employee's civilian pay for any service while the employee is on annual vacation leave; and
7 (1) Every employee, including the employee's spouse and dependants, have the right to continue membership in the employee's civilian employer's health plan for a period of up to two years during service.
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), an employee may elect, in writing, to terminate the health coverage referred to in subsection (1) for any period of service and may resume the health coverage, without penalty, upon re-employment after service.