8.05. An employee may be absent from work for 5 days, by reason of the birth of his child or the adoption of a child or when a termination of pregnancy occurs beginning from the 20th week of pregnancy. The first 2 days of absence are remunerated if the employee is credited with 60 days of uninterrupted service.
This leave may be divided into days at the request of the employee. It may not be taken more than 15 days after the child arrives at the residence of his or her father or mother.
The employee must advise his employer of his absence as soon as possible.
However, an employee who adopts the child of his spouse may be absent from work for only 2 days, without pay.
O.C. 1390-99, s. 7; O.C. 755-2007, s. 17.