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10.00 Payment of wages

10.01. Wages shall be paid to the employee in a sealed envelope, by cheque or by direct bank transfer at regular intervals not to exceed 2 weeks.

R.R.Q., 1981, c. D-2, r. 39, s. 10.01; O.C. 262-94, s. 17; O.C. 736-2005, s. 17.

10.02. The employer shall remit to the employee, at the same time as his wage, a pay slip containing the following information:

  • 1) the employer's name;
  • 2) the surname and given name of the employee;
  • 3) the employee's hiring date;
  • 4) the employee's classification;
  • 5) the date of payment;
  • 6) the work period corresponding to the payment;
  • 7) the number of hours paid at the regular rate;
  • 8) the number of paid overtime hours;
  • 9) paid holidays and annual vacations;
  • 10) the number of sick leave hours paid during the period;
  • 11) the total number of sick leave hours credits;
  • 12) the hourly wage rate;
  • 13) the gross wage;
  • 14) the nature and amount of deductions effected;
  • 15) the net wage paid to the employee;
  • 16) the employer's contribution to the group retirement plan during the period and the total contribution during the calendar year;
  • 17) the amount of the employee's volunteer contribution to the group retirement plan that was deducted by the employer during the period and the total contribution during the calendar year.

In the case of a bank transfer, the pay slip must be remitted to the employee or mailed to him in the week following the bank transfer.

R.R.Q., 1981, c. D-2, r. 39, s. 10.02; O.C. 1810-89, s. 9; O.C. 262-94, s. 17; O.C. 1382-99, s. 19; O.C. 352-2006, s.9

10.03. No signing formality other than that establishing that the sum remitted to the employee corresponds to the net wages indicated on the employee's pay slip may be required upon payment of the wages.

Acceptance of a pay slip by an employee does not entail renunciation of the payment of all or part of the wages that are due to the employee.

An employer may make deductions from wages only when compelled by law, regulation, court order or collective agreement, or under the Decree or a compulsory supplemental pension plan, or where authorized in a writing by the employee for a specific purpose mentioned in the writing.

The employee may cancel such authorization at any time, except when it concerns membership in a group insurance plan or in a supplemental pension plan. The employer remits the sums so withheld to their intended recipient.

O.C. 262-94, s. 17.