17.02. An employee who reports to work without having been notified in advance that his services were not required or whose work duration is inferior to 4 hours shall be entitled to wages equal to 4 hours of work.
However, the wages provided in the first paragraph are not payable in cases where work is suspended for any reason beyond the employer’s control, proof of which falls upon the employer.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. D-2, r. 34, s. 17.02; O.C. 1808-83, s. 3.