Changes on the labor standards

Changes on the labor standards

1 – Weeks of vacation

The employee will be entitled to 3 weeks of paid leave after 3 years of service with the same employer. Previously, you had to complete 5 years of service to be eligible for 3 weeks.

Effective January 1, 2019

 

 2 – Psychological harassment

Sexual acts are now officially included in the definition of psychological harassment. The deadline for lodging a complaint with the CNESST is extended to 2 years instead of 90 days. In effect since June 12, 2018.

All employers should have a policy of preventing psychological harassment and handling complaints.

Effective January 1, 2019

 

3 – Leave in case of death of a relative

The employee will be entitled to 5 days of leave, including 2 paid days, instead of one before.

Effective January 1, 2019

 

4 – Payment by bank transfer

The employer no longer needs the employee's consent to pay by bank transfer.

In effect since June 12, 2018.

 

5 – Absences for family reasons

Absences for family or parental reasons are extended to a broader definition of "parent". The term implies, for example, the spouse's family or foster families. Some caregivers may also benefit from these absences.

In effect since June 12, 2018.

 

Find all the new measures on the website of the Commission for Standards, Equity, Health and Safety at Work (CNESST). The law makes other changes: supervision of placement agencies and conditions of temporary foreign workers, right to refuse to work beyond a certain number of hours, etc.

http://www.cnesst.gouv.qc.ca/

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