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Changes to the Quebec Act respecting labour standards: what does it mean for your business?

Is one of your employees asking to take some time off?
Does one of your employees believe they are a victim of workplace harassment?
Do you need to use overtime?

Situations like these are routine for you as an employer, and they all fall under the Act respecting labour standards. You were probably already familiar with some of these standards, but many of them have recently changed.

On June 12, 2018, the government amended the Act respecting labour standards. You now have to consider these changes when managing your business and your employees. 

CFIB’s Counsellors have carefully analyzed the Act to find out how your business will be affected. Details of how some of the changes will be applied have yet to be determined, but we have identified the changes that are most likely to affect you. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more details!

Here are the changes that took effect January 1, 2019: 


Many more changes are already in effect since 2018:

These are the changes that are most likely to affect your business. For more information on all the changes, you can visit the CNESST website (French only) or contact your Business Counsellor. Our expertise can help you see things more clearly!

July 16, 2018

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