New labour standards legislated in Quebec

Amendments affect employee pay, work schedules, vacations, leaves
By Sheila Brawn
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 07/30/2018

Employers with Quebec payrolls need to prepare for widespread changes to the province’s labour standards rules.

In June, Quebec’s National Assembly passed Bill 176, An Act to amend the Act respecting labour standards and other legislative provisions to facilitate family-work balance.

The bill changes a number of labour standards requirements, including those affecting employee pay, work schedules, vacation, leaves of absence, differences in treatment, and temporary workers.