76.41. An officer who legally adopts a child, other than his or her spouse’s child, is entitled to adoption leave not exceeding 5 weeks which, subject to sections 76.42 and 76.43, must be consecutive.
Adoption leave may be taken after giving written notice of no less than 3 weeks to the employer indicating the dates scheduled for the beginning of the leave and for the return to work. The leave must be terminated no later than the end of the 52nd week following the child’s arrival in the home.
The leave of an officer who is eligible for benefits under the Québec Parental Insurance Plan shall be concurrent with the period during which benefits granted under the Act respecting parental insurance (chapter A-29.011) are paid and must begin no later than the week following the start of parental insurance benefit payments.
The leave of an officer who is ineligible for benefits under the Québec Parental Insurance Plan must be taken either following the order of placement of the child or its equivalent, in the case of an international adoption, in accordance with the adoption plan or at another time agreed upon with the employer.
T.B. 193821, s. 7; M.O. 2011-019, s. 23.