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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 VII - Miscellaneous other labour standards (Section 85 to 87)

Section 85.2

Travel or training expenses

An employer is required to reimburse an employee for reasonable expenses incurred where, at the request of the employer, the employee must travel or undergo training.

2002, c. 80, s. 51.


An employer who asks an employee to travel or undergo training must reimburse the employee for the reasonable expenses incurred, for example transportation expenses, expenses for lodging or meals. If the employer has the employee pay the cost of training as well as the ensuing expenses, he must reimburse the employee these amounts.

Reasonable expenses are those that are usual and acceptable, as opposed to those that are exaggerated and extravagant. It is up to the employer to establish the reasonable framework in which the travel or training is to take place. If the employer adopts directives or a policy to this end, they will have to be reasonable and serve as a guide for the purposes of the application of this section.

As for the wages payable during these periods, see the interpretation of section 57 ALS.