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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 VIII - Regulations (Section 88 to 92)

Section 89


The Government, by regulation, may fix labour standards respecting the following matters:

  1. the minimum wage, which may be established on a time basis, a production basis or any other basis;
  2. pay sheets;
  3. the maximum amount that may be required of an employee for bed and board;
  4. the standard workweek of employees, particulary that of:
    1. (Subparagraph repealed);
    2. various classes of caretakers;
    3. employees engaged in the retail food trade;
    4. employees engaged in logging operations;
    5. employees working in saw mills;
    6. employees working at public works;
    7. employees working in an isolated area that is inaccessible by motor road and not connected up to the road network of Québec by any regular transport system;
    8. various categories of workers carrying out work in the James Bay territory under the authority of Hydro-Québec, the Société d'énergie de la Baie James or the Société de développement de la Baie James;
    9. the categories of employees listed in subparagraphs 2, 6 and 7 of the first paragraph of section 54;
  5. (Paragraph repealed).
  6. the other benefits an employee may receive during an absence owing to sickness, accident or a criminal offence, a maternity, paternity or parental leave, which may vary according to the nature of the leave or, where applicable, its length;
    1. the cases in which and conditions on which a parental leave may terminate at the latest 104 weeks after the birth or, in the case of adoption, 104 weeks after the child was entrusted to the employee;
      1. the other cases, conditions, times and durations prescribed for the division of a maternity, paternity or parental leave into weeks;
    2. the procedure for transmission of the notice of collective dismissal and the information it must contain;
    3. the amount of the employer’s financial contribution to the operating costs of the reclassification assistance committee and to the reclassification activities;
  7. (Paragraph repealed);
  8. (Paragraph repealed).

1979, c. 45, s. 89; 1980, c. 11, s. 127; 1981, c. 23, s. 56; 1983, c. 15, s. 1; 1990, c. 73, s. 40; 2002, c. 80, s. 57; 2005, c. 13, s. 87; O.C. 984-2005; 2007, c. 36, s. 13.


This provision authorizes the government to make regulations regarding certain standards contemplated in the Act, taking into consideration amendments made to it.

Since May 1, 2003, domestics are no longer employees covered by subparagraph 4 of this section; the regular workweek established in section 52 ALS applies to domestics.