11.01. Prior notice: An employer shall give an employee written notice before terminating his work contract or laying him off for 6 months or more.
The notice shall be given 1 week before if the employee has less than 1 year of continuous service, 2 weeks before if he has from 1 to 5 years of continuous service, 4 weeks before if he has from 5 to 10 years of continuous service and 8 weeks before if he has 10 years or more of continuous service.
A notice of termination of employment given to an employee while he is laid off is absolutely null, except in the case of employment that does not usually last longer than 6 months due to seasonal influences.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. D-2, r. 40, s. 11.01; O.C. 1808-92, s. 22; O.C. 736-2005, s. 20.