82. The employer must give written notice to an employee before terminating the employee's contract of employment or laying the employee off for six months or more.
The notice shall be of one week if the employee is credited with less than one year of uninterrupted service, two weeks if the employee is credited with one year to five years of uninterrupted service, four weeks if the employee is credited with five years to ten years of uninterrupted service and eight weeks if the employee is credited with ten years or more of uninterrupted service.
A notice of termination of employment given to an employee during the period when the employee is laid off is absolutely null, except in the case of employment that usually lasts for not more than six months each year due to the influence of the seasons.
This section does not deprive an employee of a right granted to the employee under another Act.
1979, c. 45, s. 82; 1980, c. 5, s. 7; 1990, c. 73, s. 36; 1999, c. 40, s. 196; 2022, c. 222022, c. 22, s. 17912a.