QUEBEC, June 20 /CNW Telbec/ - The Commission des normes du travail
wishes to reiterate that Sunday, June 24th, the day of the National Holiday,
is a statutory holiday under the National Holiday Act.
This leave is no longer postponed until Monday, June 25th except for
those employees who do not ordinarily work on Sunday. Indeed, the National
Holiday Act has been amended so that the leave will be taken on the very day
of the National Holiday by the greatest number of employees. Some
115,000 workers of the retail trade sector who work on Sunday will have the
day off on June 24th.
How does the leave apply?
- An employee who ordinarily works on Sunday is entitled to a paid leave
on Sunday, June 24th.
- An employee who does not ordinarily work on Sunday is entitled to a
paid leave on Monday, June 25th.
- If an employee must work in an establishment where, by reason of the
nature of the activities, work is not interrupted on June 24th, his
employer must grant him a paid leave on the working day preceding or
following June 24th, or pay him the indemnity stipulated in the Act.
- If an employee is on annual leave on June 24th, his employer must grant
him the compensatory holiday on a date agreed upon between them or pay
him the stipulated indemnity.
How is the indemnity calculated?
The employer must pay the employee an indemnity equal to 1/20 of the
wages earned during the four complete weeks of pay preceding the week of June
24th, excluding overtime, but increased by tips, where applicable. In the case
of an employee remunerated on commission, the indemnity is equal to 1/20 of
the wages earned during the 12 complete weeks of pay preceding the week of
And what about July 1st?
The CNT wishes to remind everyone that this year, since July 1st, Canada
Day, falls on a Sunday, the leave is postponed to Monday, July 2nd, which
becomes a paid non-working day for all Québec employees subject to the Act
respecting labour standards.
To benefit by this leave, the employee must not have been absent from
work without the employer's authorization or without valid reason on the
working day preceding or following this holiday.
For information concerning these leaves, visit the web site of the
Commission des normes du travail at: www.cnt.gouv.qc.ca. You can also get in
touch with the CNT's Service des renseignements at 514 873-7061 (Montréal
area) or at 1 800 265-1414 (elsewhere in Québec, toll free). Please note that
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