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chapter F-1.1

National Holiday Act

1. The 24th of June, St. John the Baptist Day, is the National Holiday.

1978, c. 5, s. 1.

2. The 24th of June is a statutory public holiday.

Where the date specified in the first paragraph falls on a Sunday and Sunday is not a regular working day for the employee, the 25th of June is a public holiday for the employee for the purposes of sections 4 to 6, which must then be read as though that day were substituted for the 24th of June.

1978, c. 5, s. 2; 1984, c. 27, s. 64; 1990, c. 73, s. 67; 2007, c. 4, s. 1.

3. (Repealed).

1978, c. 5, s. 3; 1990, c. 73, s. 68.

4. The employer must pay to the employee an indemnity equal to 1/20 of the wages earned during the four complete weeks of pay preceding the week of 24 June, excluding overtime. However, the indemnity paid to an employee remunerated in whole or in part by commission must be equal to 1/60 of the wages earned during the 12 complete weeks of pay preceding the week of 24 June.

However, in the case of an employee who is an employee referred to in section 42.11 or 1019.4 of the Taxation Act (chapter I-3), the indemnity is computed on the basis of the wages increased by the tips attributed under that section 42.11 or reported under that section 1019.4.

1978, c. 5, s. 4; 1979, c. 45, s. 166; 1983, c. 43, s. 6; 1990, c. 73, s. 69; 1997, c. 85, s. 29; 2002, c. 80, s. 79.

5. In any establishment or service where, by reason of the nature of its activities, work is not interrupted on 24 June, the employer, in addition to paying to the employee working on 24 June the wages for the work done, must pay to such employee an indemnity provided for in section 4, or grant him a compensatory holiday of one day. In the latter case, the holiday must be taken on the working day preceding or following 24 June.

1978, c. 5, s. 5; 1979, c. 45, s. 166.

6. Every employer must grant a compensatory holiday of a duration equivalent to a regular day of work where 24 June falls on a day that is not a regular working day for the employee.

Where the employee is remunerated on a time basis or on the basis of production or on any other basis, the employer must grant him a compensatory holiday or pay him the indemnity provided for in section 4.

The compensatory holiday must, in all cases, be taken on the working day preceding or following 24 June. However, if, at that time, the employee is an annual leave, the holiday is taken at a date agreed upon by the employer and the employee.

1978, c. 5, s. 6; 1979, c. 45, s. 166; 1984, c. 27, s. 65.

7. (Repealed).

1978, c. 5, s. 7; 2002, c. 80, s. 80.

8. This Act is a public statute.

However, it shall not be construed in such a manner as to prohibit an agreement involving, for the employee,

 (a) an indemnity greater than those provided for in sections 4, 5 and 6, or a compensatory holiday longer that those provided for in sections 5 and 6;

 (b) (subparagraph repealed).

1978, c. 5, s. 8; 2002, c. 80, s. 81.

9. Any person who fails to comply with any provision of this Act is guilty of an offence and is liable to a fine of $325 to $700.

Sections 139 to 147 of the Act respecting labour standards (chapter N-1.1) apply, with the necessary modifications.

1978, c. 5, s. 9; 1979, c. 45, s. 166; 1986, c. 58, s. 37; 1990, c. 4, s. 421; 1992, c. 26, s. 17.

10. (Omitted).

1978, c. 5, s. 10.

11. (Amendment integrated into c. C-25, a. 6).

1978, c. 5, s. 11.

12. (Amendment integrated into c. I-16, s. 61).

1978, c. 5, s. 12.

13. (Amendment integrated into c. E-3, s. 2).

1978, c. 5, s. 13.

14. (Amendment integrated into c. C-27, s. 151.1).

1978, c. 5, s. 14.

15. (Amendment integrated into c. H-2, s. 2).

1978, c. 5, s. 15.

16. Any provision respecting 24 June contained in a collective agreement in force under the Labour Code at 8 June 1978 continues to have effect until the expiry of that collective agreement.

The same rule applies in the case of a decree in force under the Act respecting collective agreement decrees or the Act respecting labour relations in the construction industry at 8 June 1978.

1978, c. 5, s. 16.

17. This Act applies to the Government and to the Government departments and agencies.

1978, c. 5, s. 17.

17.1. For the application of this Act, section 5 and sections 98 to 123 of the Act respecting labour standards apply, with the necessary modifications.

1979, c. 45, s. 166.

17.2. The Minister of Labour is responsible for the application of this Act.

1979, c. 45, s. 166; 1981, c. 9, s. 34; 1982, c. 53, s. 57; 1992, c. 44, s. 81; 1994, c. 12, s. 42; 1996, c. 29, s. 43.

18. (Omitted).

1978, c. 5, s. 18.

19. (This section ceased to have effect on 17 April 1987).

1982, c. 21, s. 1; U. K., 1982, c. 11, Sch. B, Part I, s. 33.

REPEAL SCHEDULE

In accordance with section 17 of the Act respecting the consolidation of the statutes and regulations (chapter R-3), chapter 5 of the statutes of 1978, in force on 1 June 1979, is repealed, except section 10, effective from the coming into force of chapter F-1.1 of the Revised Statutes.