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Labour Standards Essay

268 words - 2 pages

An Act respecting labour standards(R.S.Q., chapter N-1.1)

NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT OR LAYOFF, AND WORK CERTIFICATE

Written notice.

82.  The employer must give written notice to an employee before terminating his contract of employment or laying him off for six months or more.

Length of notice.

The notice shall be of one week if the employee is ...view middle of the document...

Notice during layoff.

A notice of termination of employment given to an employee during the period when he is laid off is absolutely null, except in the case of employment that usually lasts for not more than six months each year due to the influence of the seasons.

Restriction.

This section does not deprive an employee of a right granted to him under another Act.

1979, c. 45, s. 82; 1980, c. 5, s. 7; 1990, c. 73, s. 36; 1999, c. 40, s. 196.

Exceptions.

82.1.  Section 82 does not apply to an employee

 1) who has less than three months of uninterrupted service;

 2) whose contract for a fixed term or for a specific undertaking expires;

 3) who has committed a serious fault;

 4) for whom the end of the contract of employment or the layoff is a result of superior force.

1990, c. 73, s. 36.

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