4.03. An employee is entitled, as the case may be, to
(1) 2 paid 15-minute rest periods for every work period of 7 hours;
(2) one paid 15-minute rest period for every work period of at least 3 hours but less than 7 hours;
(3) one paid 15-minute rest period per 3-hour work period beyond 7 hours.
Subject to the provisions of a collective agreement, the rest periods are taken at the time determined by the employer.
The employee shall be considered to be at work during the rest period.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. D-2, r. 39, s. 4.03; O.C. 2526-85, s. 2; O.C. 262-94, s. 5; O.C. 1382-99, s. 7; O.C. 352-2006, s. 3; O.C. 1097-2011, s. 4; O.C. 289-2021, s. 61.