3.08. The employer must give written notice to an employee before terminating his contract of employment or laying him off for 6 months or more.
Notice shall be given one week in advance where the employee has less than one year of continuous service, 2 weeks in advance where he has one to 5 years of continuous service, 4 weeks in advance where he has 5 to 10 years of continuous service and 8 weeks in advance where he has 10 years or more of continuous service.
Notice of termination of employment given to an employee during a period when he is laid off is absolutely null, except in the case of seasonal employment that usually lasts for not more than 6 months each year.
This section does not deprive an employee of a right granted to him under another Act.
O.C. 441-84, s. 8; O.C. 1247-94, s. 4; O.C. 799-2003, s. 6.