17.01. Standard working hours:
(1) The standard workweek is 40 hours scheduled from Monday to Friday. The standard workday is 8 hours, except where an agreement has been concluded allowing an employer to schedule the working hours of his employees over a maximum of 4 consecutive days of 10 hours per day.
(2) An employer may schedule the working hours of his employees on a basis other than a weekly basis, if he meets the following conditions:
(a) the purpose of the schedule is not to avoid the payment of overtime hours;
(b) he has obtained the consent of the employee concerned;
(c) the schedule has the effect of granting the employee another type of benefit to compensate for the loss of payment of overtime hours;
(d) the average of the working hours is equivalent to that of the standard workweek;
(e) working hours are scheduled over a maximum period of 4 weeks;
(f) the duration of the schedule must not exceed 1 year;
(g) he forwarded, at least 15 days before the implementation of the schedule, a written notice to that effect to the joint committee.
A scheduled period may be modified by the employer under the same conditions or renewed by him on its expiry.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. D-2, r. 34, s. 17.01; O.C. 1808-83, s. 3; O.C. 933-90, s. 4; O.C. 606-95, s. 2; O.C. 1380-99, s. 18.