12.05. An employee may be absent from work, without reduction of wages, for 2 days at the birth of his child or the adoption of a child or the termination of pregnancy in or after the twentieth week of pregnancy.
An employee may also be absent from work for 3 other days on such occasion, but without pay.
This leave may be divided into days at the request of the employee. It may not be taken more than 15 days after the child arrives at the residence of his or her father or mother or, if such is the case, the termination of pregnancy.
However, an employee who adopts the child of his spouse may be absent from work for only 2 days, without pay.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. D-2, r. 15, s. 12.05; O.C. 1701-85, s. 12; O.C. 1378-99, s. 8; O.C. 736-2005, s. 11.