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17 June

Quebec’s National Holiday for 2019

Défilé de voitures pour la fête nationale du Québec

Soon it will be time to celebrate the fête nationale du Québec!

Here is what you need to know about this statutory holiday

 


What you need to know

Employer

  • You need to give your employees the statutory holiday on Monday, June 24, 2019 for the Fête nationale du Québec

“Working day” as defined in the Decree

  • Working days vary by employee (work schedule) rather than by undertaking (the business)

 


CALCULATION OF THE INDEMNITY TO BE PAID

  • 1/20 of the wages earned in the 4 complete weeks of pay preceding the week of the statutory holiday
  • Do not include overtime in the calculation

 


FAQs

Can a statutory holiday be taken on another day?

No, subject to some exceptions

 

Non-working day for an employee:

  • The holiday may be carried over to the day before or after June 24

 

An employee on vacation:

  • The employer pays the indemnity for the statutory holiday. See the Holiday Indemnity section below Or
  • The employee and the employer both agree to the defer the holiday

 

Can an employer require an employee to work on a statutory holiday?

No, subject to some exceptions

  • See the Act respecting hours and days of admission to commercial establishments

 

Holiday indemnity

  • The holiday indemnity is payable in addition to the hours worked
  • Time over 10 hours/day including the holiday is paid as overtime (+50%)
  • Time over 40 hours/week including the statutory holiday is paid as overtime (+50%)

 


IMPORTANT!

The above information is provided for information purposes and does not replace the Decree or the National Holiday Act

 

RELATED LINKS

ARTICLES 6.01 TO 6.05 OF THE DECREE

NATIONAL HOLIDAY ACT