Upcoming Dates

CPA Members - Early-bird (register 14 days prior to seminar date)
$295.00 plus taxes
CPA Members - Regular:
$345.00 plus taxes
Non-member - Early-bird (register 14 days prior to seminar date)
$360.00 plus taxes
Non-member - Regular:
$410.00 plus taxes

Quebec Labour Standards

Half-day Seminar

For certified members, this seminar counts toward 3.75 hours of continuing professional education. 

This seminar will provide you with an in-depth understanding of Quebec employment standards legislation - in plain language.  Get the latest legislative updates; stay compliant; and, avoid litigation on topics such as: determining and calculating hours of work (overtime, banking of overtime and staggering of hours), statutory holidays and vacations, processing paid and unpaid legislative leaves (sick leave, maternity, paternity, parental, bereavement, etc.), and terminations. 

Who should attend:
This seminar is a comprehensive introduction to the standards of employment within Quebec that impact the day-to-day payroll operations and administration for payroll practitioners, office managers and other business professionals responsible for payroll.

Register early and save - Early bird rates apply until two weeks prior to the seminar. 
Along with hands-on exercises, this curriculum covers:
Definition of "Employment Standards":

  • Scope of legislation
  • Who is covered by the legislation
  • Exceptions from the legislation

Jurisdictional review of:
Hours of Work

  • Scope and coverage of legislation
  • Banking overtime
  • Staggering of hours
  • Call-in pay
  • Rest periods

Statutory Holidays

  • Legislation
  • Overtime calculations for statutory holiday

Paid and Unpaid Leaves

  • Sickness  
  • Accident/Family
  • Maternity/Paternity
  • Parental
  • Bereavement  
  • Time off for voting
  • Organ Donor
  • Reservist


  • Time versus pay
  • Vacationable earnings
  • Vacation – special indemnity
  • Vacation pay on termination


  • Individual and group
  • Employee and employer notice periods
  • Wages in lieu of notice
  • Temporary layoff  
  • Payment of wages on termination

Records Retention

  • Pay Frequency and Statement of Wages