A major revision of labour standards

The Act respecting labour standards recently went through a major revision. Changes were made to ensure its evolution in pursuit of the following main objectives:

  • favour family-work-study balance, particularly by improving certain leaves
  • upgrade the protections granted to workers who only have the labour standards regime to govern their working conditions
  • adapt the Act to the new realities of the labour market

On June 12, 2018, juin the National Assembly thus adopted An Act to amend the Act respecting labour standards and other legislative provisions mainly to facilitate family-work balance.

The main changes

Below you will find the main changes made to the labour standards. We invite you to consult the pages proposed as reference for more information on the changes and their effective date, and the standards that have not been amended.

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