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Part I - Act respecting labour standards

CHAPTER IV - Labour standards

Rest periods (Sect. 78-79)

Sections
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79

Section 78

Weekly rest

Subject to the application of paragraph 12 of section 39 or of section 53, an employee is entitled to a weekly minimum rest period of 32 consecutive hours.

Farm worker

In the case of a farm worker, that day of rest may be postponed to the following week if the employee consents thereto.

1979, c. 45, s. 78; 2002, c. 80, s. 26.

Interpretation

Subject to the provisions regarding the staggering of working hours, an employee is entitled to a weekly minimum rest period of 32 consecutive hours.

In the case of a farm worker, this day of rest may be postponed to the following week if the employee consents thereto.

An employer contravenes this provision by imposing a sanction or other measure on the employee who refuses to work in order to benefit from his weekly rest period.

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