What the Act says

The Act respecting labour standards contains provisions concerning weddings and civil unions that protect the majority of Québec workers, whether they are full or part time.

An employee may be absent from work for:

1 day with pay for his wedding or civil union

1 day without pay for the wedding or civil union:

  • of his child
  • of his father or mother
  • of his brother or sister
  • of the child of his spouse.

The employee must notify his employer of his absence at least one week ahead of time.

An employee ordinarily works from Monday to Friday and is getting married on a Saturday. Is the employer required to give him a paid leave on the Friday preceding the day of his wedding?

No. Since the employee never works on Saturday, the day of his wedding, the employer does not have to grant him a leave.

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