Quebec Labour Standards

Get a comprehensive, compliance-based summary of the standards of employment in Quebec. Topics include hours of work, holidays, vacation, paid and unpaid leaves, and terminations.

Along with hands-on exercises, this curriculum covers: 

Definition of "Employment Standards":

  • Scope of legislation
  • Who is covered by the legislation
  • Exceptions from the legislation

Jurisdictional review of: 

Hours of Work
  • Scope and coverage of legislation
  • Banking overtime
  • Staggering of hours
  • Call-in pay
  • Rest periods

Statutory Holidays
  • Legislation
  • Overtime calculations for statutory holiday

Paid and Unpaid Leaves
  • Sickness  
  • Accident/Family
  • Maternity/Paternity
  • Parental
  • Bereavement  
  • Time off for voting
  • Organ Donor
  • ReservistVacation
  • Time versus pay
  • Vacationable earnings
  • Vacation – special indemnity
  • Vacation pay on termination

  • Individual and group
  • Employee and employer notice periods
  • Wages in lieu of notice
  • Temporary layoff  
  • Payment of wages on termination

Records Retention
  • Pay Frequency and Statement of Wages

Your registration includes: seminar presentation, handouts, exercises with answers, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments for all breaks.

Dress code is business casual. Please dress in layers to accommodate temperature fluctuations.

CANCELLATIONS OR SEMINAR TRANSFER: Requests must be received in writing at least five (5) business days prior to the seminar date. Please note a cancellation fee or transfer fee in the amount of $50 plus applicable taxes per day/per registrant for all sessions cancelled or transferred will apply. Cancellation or transfer requests received less than 5 business days prior to the seminar date are not eligible for transfer or refund.

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