7.02. Where a holiday coincides with a working day for a regular employee, the employer shall pay him an indemnity equal to the wage that the regular employee would receive if the day had not been a holiday.
However, after a written agreement between the employer and the regular employee, that indemnity may be replaced by a compensatory holiday equal to the duration of the holiday. In that case, the holiday shall be taken within the 8 weeks preceding or following the holiday.
Despite the first paragraph, where a regular employee works less than 5 days a week under the employee’s regular schedule, the indemnity is equal to 20% of the wages earned during the pay period preceding the holiday. The percentage is 10% if the pay period is 2 weeks.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. D-2, r. 39, s. 7.02; O.C. 275-82, s. 4; O.C. 262-94, s. 10; O.C. 1382-99, s. 13; O.C. 736-2005, s. 5; O.C. 1097-2011, s. 11; O.C. 289-2021, s. 121.