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B.C. Reg. 137/2019
O.C. 348/2019
Deposited June 24, 2019
This consolidation is current to March 9, 2021.
See the Cumulative B.C. Regulations Bulletin 2021
for amendments effective after March 9, 2021.
Link to consolidated regulation (PDF)

Employment Standards Act

Family Member Regulation

Definition

1   In this regulation, "Act" means the Employment Standards Act.

Prescribed classes of individuals — "family member"

2   The following classes of individuals are prescribed for the purposes of sections 52.1 (1) (b) [compassionate care leave] and 52.11 (1) (b) [critical illness or injury leave] of the Act:

(a) in relation to an employee,

(i) a step-sibling,

(ii) an aunt or uncle,

(iii) a niece or nephew,

(iv) a current or former foster parent,

(v) a current or former foster child,

(vi) a current or former ward,

(vii) a former guardian, or

(viii) the spouse of

(A) a sibling or step-sibling,

(B) a child or stepchild,

(C) a parent,

(D) a grandparent,

(E) a grandchild,

(F) an aunt or uncle,

(G) a niece or nephew,

(H) a current or former foster child, or

(I) a current or former guardian;

(b) in relation to the employee's spouse,

(i) a step-parent,

(ii) a sibling or step-sibling,

(iii) a grandparent,

(iv) a grandchild,

(v) an aunt or uncle,

(vi) a niece or nephew,

(vii) a current or former foster parent, or

(viii) a current or former ward;

(c) whether or not related to an employee by blood, adoption, marriage or common law partnership, an individual with a serious medical condition, as described in section 52.1 (2) or 52.11 (4) of the Act, who considers the employee to be, or whom the employee considers to be, like a close relative.

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Employment Standards Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 113, ss. 52.1 and 52.11.