12.01. An employer must give written notice to an employee before terminating his contract of employment or laying him off for 6 months or more.
That notice shall be of 1 week if the employee is credited with less than 1 year of uninterrupted service, 2 weeks if he is credited with 1 year to 5 years of uninterrupted service, 4 weeks if he is credited with 5 years to 10 years of uninterrupted service and 8 weeks if he is credited with 10 years or more of uninterrupted service.
The notice of termination of employment given to an employee during the period when he is laid off is absolutely null, except in the case of employment that usually lasts for not more than 6 months each year due to the influence of the seasons.
O.C. 1386-99, s. 8; O.C. 33-2007, s. 25.