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B.C. Reg. 137/2019
O.C. 348/2019
Deposited June 24, 2019
This consolidation is current to September 20, 2022.
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Employment Standards Act

Family Member Regulation

[Last amended March 11, 2021 by B.C. Reg. 64/2021]

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) a parent's sibling,

(iii) a child of a sibling,

(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) a parent's sibling,

(G) a child of a sibling,

(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) a parent's sibling,

(vi) a child of a sibling,

(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.

[am. B.C. Reg. 64/2021, s. 8.]

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