54. The period of continuous employment of an employee is the period during which the employee is employed by an employer, regardless of periods of temporary interruption and periods of disability during which the member continues to accumulate benefits. A period of layoff with a right of recall shall not, for the purposes of this paragraph and notwithstanding the second paragraph of section 5, be considered to be a period of temporary interruption beyond 24 consecutive months, unless the plan so permits and the employee consents thereto.
A change of employer does not, for the purposes of a pension plan, interrupt the period of continuous employment of an employee, provided Retraite Québec authorized the transfer of obligations in the cases referred to in section 22 or in Chapter XII.
In the case of a multi-employer pension plan, even where it is not considered as such pursuant to section 11, a change of employer does not interrupt the period of continuous employment of an employee if the former employer and the successor employer are parties to the plan.
1989, c. 38, s. 54; 1994, c. 24, s. 2; 2015, c. 20, s. 61.