Part I - Act respecting labour standards
This Act applies to the employee regardless of where he works. It also applies:
This Act is binding on the state.
1979, c. 45, s. 2; 1990, c. 73, s. 2; 1999, c. 40, s. 196; 2002, c. 80, s. 1.
The scope of the Act respecting labour standards is delineated in this section. Various situations may arise:
It is important to mention that for the application of paragraph 1, the employee may reside and be domiciled outside Québec.
Through the use of the terms "an employer whose residence, domicile, undertaking, head office or office is outside Québec”, the clear intention of the legislator is to refer to employers doing business in Québec.
Moreover, in order for this Act to be applicable to the Crown, it must be specifically mentioned. The Act respecting labour standards applies to all government departments and agencies.