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Act respecting labour standards Chapter IV - Larbour standards (Section 39.1 to 97)

Chapter IV - Larbour standards (Section 39.1 to 97)

Division IV - Annual leave with pay (Section 66 to 77)

Section 68.1

An employee to whom section 68 applies is also entitled, if he applies therefore, to an additional annual leave without pay equal to the number of days required to increase his annual leave to three weeks.

Such additional leave need not follow immediately a leave under section 68 and, notwithstanding sections 71 and 73, it may not be divided, or be replaced by a compensatory indemnity.

1997, c. 10, s. 1.


This provision applies to an employee who benefits from an annual leave of a minimum duration of two consecutive weeks under section 68. The latter may request an additional leave, without pay, to bring his total annual leave up to three weeks. The employer cannot refuse if the employee makes this request.

However, the employee cannot demand that the taking of the leave be continuous in relation to the two weeks stipulated in section 68. Nevertheless, the employer may consent thereto. It should be noted that the additional leave cannot be divided.