8.11. The annual vacation shall be taken within 12 months following the end of the qualifying period.
Notwithstanding the first paragraph, the employer may, at the request of the employee, allow the annual vacation to be taken, in whole or in part, during the reference year.
In addition, if, at the end of the 12 months following the end of a reference year, the employee is absent for one of the reasons set out in section 8.04.3 or is absent or on leave for family or parental matters, the employer may, at the request of the employee, defer the annual vacation to the following year. If the annual vacation is not so deferred, the employer must pay the indemnity for the annual vacation to which the employee is entitled.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. D-2, r. 39, s. 8.11; O.C. 1810-89, s. 7; O.C. 262-94, s. 11; O.C. 736-2005, s. 11; O.C. 1082-2005; O.C. 289-2021, s. 151.