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12.01. A regular employee cumulates at each pay period a credit of sick leave hours equal to 2,44% of the hours paid, excluding vacations.

R.R.Q., 1981, c. D-2, r. 39, s. 12.01; O.C. 1810-89, s. 10; O.C. 262-94, s. 18.

12.02. Sick leave hour credits are cumulative from year to year. On 31 October of each year, the employer shall establish the total credits of sick leave hours for each employee.

No later than 30 November of each year, the employer shall inform each employee of the following in writing, with a copy to the Parity Committee:

  • 1) the total sick leave hours to the employee's credit;
  • 2) the maximum number of cumulative hours of the employee;
  • 3) the amount payable for excess hours, if applicable.

The employee who, on 31 October of a given year, has a credit of sick leave hours exceeding the maximum number of cumulative hours shall receive from the employer, no later than 10 December, the pay for excess hours at his usual rate.

For the purposes of this section, the maximum number of cumulative hours shall be equal to 60% of all hours paid during the last 4 weeks of work by the employee prior to 31 October. In the case of an employee whose regular schedule is 6 days per week, the percentage shall be equal to 50%.

R.R.Q., 1981, c. D-2, r. 39, s. 12.02; O.C. 1842-82, s. 3; O.C. 1810-89, s. 10; O.C. 262-94, s. 18.

12.03. Sick leave with pay shall apply to the first day of absence due to illness. The employer may require proof from the employee that he was ill or request a medical certificate before paying him.

R.R.Q., 1981, c. D-2, r. 39, s. 12.03; O.C. 1842-82, s. 3.

12.04. In order to be entitled to sick leave with pay, the employee must inform his employer on the first day he is absent unless he is the victim of circumstances beyond his control.

R.R.Q., 1981, c. D-2, r. 39, s. 12.04; O.C. 1810-89, s. 11.

12.05 (Revoked)

R.R.Q., 1981, c. D-2, r. 39, s. 12.05; O.C. 1810-89, s. 12.