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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 V.1 - Family or parental leave and absences (Section 79.7 to 81.17.6)

Section 81.12

Notice of leave

Parental leave may be taken after giving notice of not less than three weeks to the employer, stating the date on which the leave will begin and the date on which the employee will return to work. However, the notice may be shorter if the employee must stay with the newborn child or newly adopted child, or with the mother, because of the state of health of the child or of the mother.

1990, c. 73, s. 34; 2002, c. 80, s. 41.


The notice given to take the parental leave may be verbal or written. In contrast, a written notice must be given when taking a maternity leave (see section 81.8 ALS).