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Employees’ Rights To Statutory Holidays And Annual Vacation In Quebec

In Quebec, employees' rights to statutory holidays and annual vacation are governed by the Act Respecting Labour Standards ("ALS"), which foresees the minimum working conditions for Quebec employees.
Statutory holidays
Quebec employees, working full or part time, benefit from the following statutory holidays (s. 60 ALS):

January 1st (New Year's Day);
Good Friday or Easter Monday at the employer's choice;
The Monday preceding May 25th (National Patriots' Day);
July 1st, or July 2nd where the 1st falls on a Sunday;
The 1st Monday in September (Labour Day);
The 2nd Monday in October (Thanksgiving); and,
December 25th (Christmas Day).

Generally, for each of the abovementioned holidays, an employer is required to pay his employees an indemnity equal to 1/20 of the wages they earned during the four (4) weeks of pay preceding the week of the holiday – excluding overtime (s. 62 ALS). The indemnity will be equal to 1/60 of the wages earned during twelve (12) complete weeks of pa...

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