5.04. Advance notice: Any employee who has at least 30 days of continuous service with the same employer shall be entitled to a written advance notice before he is dismissed or laid off.
The advance notice shall consist of 1 week if the employee has less than 1 year of continuous service; 2 weeks if he has from 1 year to 5 years of continuous service; 4 weeks if he has from 5 to 10 years of continuous service and 8 weeks if he has 10 years of continuous service or more.
Except for serious error by the employee or a superior force, the employer who neglects to give this advance notice, shall pay the employee, at the time of his departure, a compensating indemnity equal to the wages of the latter for a period equal to that of the advance notice.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. D-2, r. 15, s. 5.04; O.C. 1947-82, s. 9; O.C. 1001-84, s. 4; O.C. 435-2005, s. 3.