6.02. To benefit from a statutory general holiday, an employee must not have been absent from work without the employer’s authorization or without valid cause on the working day preceding or following the holiday.
Despite the foregoing, an employee is deemed not to have been absent from work on the working day preceding or following a general holiday when the employee was laid off for less than 20 days preceding or following 1 and 2 January as well as 25 and 26 December, or for less than 48 hours for the other holidays provided for in section 6.01.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. D-2, r. 50, s. 6.02; O.C. 1388-99, s. 7; O.C. 421-2011, s. 10.