Intended to take effect in January 2019, Québec’s National Assembly recently enacted Bill 176, entitled An Act to amend the Act respecting labor standards and other legislative provisions mainly to facilitate family-work balance (Bill). The Bill was approved on June 12, 2018 and is set to affect non-federal employees in Quebec, or about 90 percent of the workforce. These changes will also affect many staffing firms and employers alike, all over the province. Quebec’s changes are following on the heels of similar legislation recently implemented in other provinces, such as in Ontario and Alberta which saw new legislation come into effect in 2018.
What Are the Changes?