9.09. The employee may be absent from work for a period of not more than 26 weeks over a period of 12 months for any of the reasons set out in section 79.1 of the Act respecting labour standards (chapter N-1.1).
The employee must notify the employer of his absence as soon as possible, giving the reasons for it. If it is warranted by the duration of the absence or its repetitive nature, for instance, the employer may request that the employee provide a document attesting to those reasons.
Subject to the provisions set out in Division 12.00, the right provided for in the sixth paragraph of section 9.06 applies in the same manner to absences authorized under this section. However, the employer is not required to pay remuneration for more than 2 days of absence during the same calendar year, when the employee is absent from work for any of the reasons set out in this section or in section 9.06, in the event that the accumulated days of leave are insufficient.