N-1.1 - Act respecting labour standards

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1. In this Act, unless the context indicates a different meaning,
(1)  delivery means the natural or the lawfully, medically induced end of a pregnancy by childbirth, whether or not the child is viable;
(2)  Commission means the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail;
(3)  spouse means either of two persons who
(a)  are married or in a civil union and cohabiting;
(b)  being of opposite sex or the same sex, are living together in a de facto union and are the father and mother of the same child;
(c)  are of opposite sex or the same sex and have been living together in a de facto union for one year or more;
(4)  agreement means an individual contract of employment, a collective agreement within the meaning of paragraph e of section 1 of the Labour Code (chapter C-27) or any other agreement relating to conditions of employment, including a Government regulation giving effect thereto;
(5)  decree means a decree adopted under the Act respecting collective agreement decrees (chapter D-2);
(6)  domestic means an employee in the employ of a natural person whose main function is the performance of domestic duties in the dwelling of that person, including an employee whose main function is to take care of or provide care to a child or to a sick, handicapped or aged person and to perform domestic duties in the dwelling that are not directly related to the immediate needs of the person in question;
(7)  employer means any person who has work done by an employee;
(8)  Minister means the Minister of Labour;
(9)  wages means a remuneration in currency and benefits having a pecuniary value due for the work or services performed by an employee;
(10)  employee means a person who works for an employer and who is entitled to a wage; this word also includes a worker who is a party to a contract, under which he or she
i.  undertakes to perform specified work for a person within the scope and in accordance with the methods and means determined by that person;
ii.  undertakes to furnish, for the carrying out of the contract, the material, equipment, raw materials or merchandise chosen by that person and to use them in the manner indicated by him or her; and
iii.  keeps, as remuneration, the amount remaining to him or her from the sum he has received in conformity with the contract, after deducting the expenses entailed in the performance of that contract;
(11)  week means a period of seven consecutive days from midnight at the beginning of a particular day to midnight at the end of the seventh day;
(12)  uninterrupted service means the uninterrupted period during which the employee is bound to the employer by a contract of employment, even if the performance of work has been interrupted without cancellation of the contract, and the period during which fixed term contracts succeed one another without an interruption that would, in the circumstances, give cause to conclude that the contract was not renewed.
Persons to whom subparagraph 3 of the first paragraph applies are considered to be cohabiting despite the temporary absence of one of them. The same rule applies if one of the persons is required to live permanently in another place for health reasons or because of imprisonment, unless the other person is cohabiting with another spouse within the meaning of that subparagraph.
1979, c. 45, s. 1; 1981, c. 9, s. 34; 1982, c. 53, s. 57; 1990, c. 73, s. 1; 1992, c. 44, s. 81; 1994, c. 12, s. 49; 1996, c. 29, s. 43; 1999, c. 14, s. 15; 2002, c. 6, s. 144; 2008, c. 30, s. 1; 2015, c. 15, s. 173.
1. In this Act, unless the context indicates a different meaning,
(1)  delivery means the natural or the lawfully, medically induced end of a pregnancy by childbirth, whether or not the child is viable;
(2)  Commission means the Commission des normes du travail established under section 4;
(3)  spouse means either of two persons who
(a)  are married or in a civil union and cohabiting;
(b)  being of opposite sex or the same sex, are living together in a de facto union and are the father and mother of the same child;
(c)  are of opposite sex or the same sex and have been living together in a de facto union for one year or more;
(4)  agreement means an individual contract of employment, a collective agreement within the meaning of paragraph e of section 1 of the Labour Code (chapter C-27) or any other agreement relating to conditions of employment, including a Government regulation giving effect thereto;
(5)  decree means a decree adopted under the Act respecting collective agreement decrees (chapter D-2);
(6)  domestic means an employee in the employ of a natural person whose main function is the performance of domestic duties in the dwelling of that person, including an employee whose main function is to take care of or provide care to a child or to a sick, handicapped or aged person and to perform domestic duties in the dwelling that are not directly related to the immediate needs of the person in question;
(7)  employer means any person who has work done by an employee;
(8)  Minister means the Minister of Labour;
(9)  wages means a remuneration in currency and benefits having a pecuniary value due for the work or services performed by an employee;
(10)  employee means a person who works for an employer and who is entitled to a wage; this word also includes a worker who is a party to a contract, under which he or she
i.  undertakes to perform specified work for a person within the scope and in accordance with the methods and means determined by that person;
ii.  undertakes to furnish, for the carrying out of the contract, the material, equipment, raw materials or merchandise chosen by that person and to use them in the manner indicated by him or her; and
iii.  keeps, as remuneration, the amount remaining to him or her from the sum he has received in conformity with the contract, after deducting the expenses entailed in the performance of that contract;
(11)  week means a period of seven consecutive days from midnight at the beginning of a particular day to midnight at the end of the seventh day;
(12)  uninterrupted service means the uninterrupted period during which the employee is bound to the employer by a contract of employment, even if the performance of work has been interrupted without cancellation of the contract, and the period during which fixed term contracts succeed one another without an interruption that would, in the circumstances, give cause to conclude that the contract was not renewed.
Persons to whom subparagraph 3 of the first paragraph applies are considered to be cohabiting despite the temporary absence of one of them. The same rule applies if one of the persons is required to live permanently in another place for health reasons or because of imprisonment, unless the other person is cohabiting with another spouse within the meaning of that subparagraph.
1979, c. 45, s. 1; 1981, c. 9, s. 34; 1982, c. 53, s. 57; 1990, c. 73, s. 1; 1992, c. 44, s. 81; 1994, c. 12, s. 49; 1996, c. 29, s. 43; 1999, c. 14, s. 15; 2002, c. 6, s. 144; 2008, c. 30, s. 1.
1. In this Act, unless the context indicates a different meaning,
(1)  delivery means the natural or the lawfully, medically induced end of a pregnancy by childbirth, whether or not the child is viable;
(2)  Commission means the Commission des normes du travail established under section 4;
(3)  spouse means either of two persons who
(a)  are married or in a civil union and cohabiting;
(b)  being of opposite sex or the same sex, are living together in a de facto union and are the father and mother of the same child;
(c)  are of opposite sex or the same sex and have been living together in a de facto union for one year or more;
(4)  agreement means an individual contract of employment, a collective agreement within the meaning of paragraph e of section 1 of the Labour Code (chapter C-27) or any other agreement relating to conditions of employment, including a Government regulation giving effect thereto;
(5)  decree means a decree adopted under the Act respecting collective agreement decrees (chapter D-2);
(6)  domestic means an employee in the employ of a natural person whose main function is the performance of domestic duties in the dwelling of that person, including an employee whose main function is to take care of or provide care to a child or to a sick, handicapped or aged person and to perform domestic duties in the dwelling that are not directly related to the immediate needs of the person in question;
(7)  employer means any person who has work done by an employee;
(8)  Minister means the Minister of Labour;
(9)  wages means a remuneration in currency and benefits having a pecuniary value due for the work or services performed by an employee;
(10)  employee means a person who works for an employer and who is entitled to a wage; this word also includes a worker who is a party to a contract, under which he or she
i.  undertakes to perform specified work for a person within the scope and in accordance with the methods and means determined by that person;
ii.  undertakes to furnish, for the carrying out of the contract, the material, equipment, raw materials or merchandise chosen by that person and to use them in the manner indicated by him or her; and
iii.  keeps, as remuneration, the amount remaining to him or her from the sum he has received in conformity with the contract, after deducting the expenses entailed in the performance of that contract;
(11)  week means a period of seven consecutive days from midnight at the beginning of a particular day to midnight at the end of the seventh day;
(12)  uninterrupted service means the uninterrupted period during which the employee is bound to the employer by a contract of employment, even if the performance of work has been interrupted without cancellation of the contract, and the period during which fixed term contracts succeed one another without an interruption that would, in the circumstances, give cause to conclude that the contract was not renewed.
1979, c. 45, s. 1; 1981, c. 9, s. 34; 1982, c. 53, s. 57; 1990, c. 73, s. 1; 1992, c. 44, s. 81; 1994, c. 12, s. 49; 1996, c. 29, s. 43; 1999, c. 14, s. 15; 2002, c. 6, s. 144.
1. In this Act, unless the context indicates a different meaning,
(1)  delivery means the natural or the lawfully, medically induced end of a pregnancy by childbirth, whether or not the child is viable;
(2)  Commission means the Commission des normes du travail established under section 4;
(3)  consort means either of two persons who
(a)  are married and cohabiting;
(b)  are living together in a de facto union and are the father and mother of the same child;
(c)  are of opposite sex or the same sex and have been living together in a de facto union for one year or more;
(4)  agreement means an individual contract of employment, a collective agreement within the meaning of paragraph e of section 1 of the Labour Code (chapter C-27) or any other agreement relating to conditions of employment, including a Government regulation giving effect thereto;
(5)  decree means a decree adopted under the Act respecting collective agreement decrees (chapter D-2);
(6)  domestic means an employee in the employ of a natural person whose main function is the performance of domestic duties in the dwelling of that person, including an employee whose main function is to take care of or provide care to a child or to a sick, handicapped or aged person and to perform domestic duties in the dwelling that are not directly related to the immediate needs of the person in question;
(7)  employer means any person who has work done by an employee;
(8)  Minister means the Minister of Labour;
(9)  wages means a remuneration in currency and benefits having a pecuniary value due for the work or services performed by an employee;
(10)  employee means a person who works for an employer and who is entitled to a wage; this word also includes a worker who is a party to a contract, under which he
i.  undertakes to perform specified work for a person within the scope and in accordance with the methods and means determined by that person;
ii.  undertakes to furnish, for the carrying out of the contract, the material, equipment, raw materials or merchandise chosen by that person and to use them in the manner indicated by him; and
iii.  keeps, as remuneration, the amount remaining to him from the sum he has received in conformity with the contract, after deducting the expenses entailed in the performance of that contract;
(11)  week means a period of seven consecutive days from midnight at the beginning of a particular day to midnight at the end of the seventh day;
(12)  uninterrupted service means the uninterrupted period during which the employee is bound to the employer by a contract of employment, even if the performance of work has been interrupted without cancellation of the contract, and the period during which fixed term contracts succeed one another without an interruption that would, in the circumstances, give cause to conclude that the contract was not renewed.
1979, c. 45, s. 1; 1981, c. 9, s. 34; 1982, c. 53, s. 57; 1990, c. 73, s. 1; 1992, c. 44, s. 81; 1994, c. 12, s. 49; 1996, c. 29, s. 43; 1999, c. 14, s. 15.
1. In this Act, unless the context indicates a different meaning,
(1)  delivery means the natural or the lawfully, medically induced end of a pregnancy by childbirth, whether or not the child is viable;
(2)  Commission means the Commission des normes du travail established under section 4;
(3)  consort means either of a man and a woman who
(a)  are married and cohabiting;
(b)  are living together as husband and wife and are the father and mother of the same child;
(c)  have been living together as husband and wife for one year or more;
(4)  agreement means an individual contract of employment, a collective agreement within the meaning of paragraph e of section 1 of the Labour Code (chapter C-27) or any other agreement relating to conditions of employment, including a Government regulation giving effect thereto;
(5)  decree means a decree adopted under the Act respecting collective agreement decrees (chapter D-2);
(6)  domestic means an employee in the employ of a natural person whose main function is the performance of domestic duties in the dwelling of that person, including an employee whose main function is to take care of or provide care to a child or to a sick, handicapped or aged person and to perform domestic duties in the dwelling that are not directly related to the immediate needs of the person in question;
(7)  employer means any person who has work done by an employee;
(8)  Minister means the Minister of Labour;
(9)  wages means a remuneration in currency and benefits having a pecuniary value due for the work or services performed by an employee;
(10)  employee means a person who works for an employer and who is entitled to a wage; this word also includes a worker who is a party to a contract, under which he
i.  undertakes to perform specified work for a person within the scope and in accordance with the methods and means determined by that person;
ii.  undertakes to furnish, for the carrying out of the contract, the material, equipment, raw materials or merchandise chosen by that person and to use them in the manner indicated by him; and
iii.  keeps, as remuneration, the amount remaining to him from the sum he has received in conformity with the contract, after deducting the expenses entailed in the performance of that contract;
(11)  week means a period of seven consecutive days from midnight at the beginning of a particular day to midnight at the end of the seventh day;
(12)  uninterrupted service means the uninterrupted period during which the employee is bound to the employer by a contract of employment, even if the performance of work has been interrupted without cancellation of the contract, and the period during which fixed term contracts succeed one another without an interruption that would, in the circumstances, give cause to conclude that the contract was not renewed.
1979, c. 45, s. 1; 1981, c. 9, s. 34; 1982, c. 53, s. 57; 1990, c. 73, s. 1; 1992, c. 44, s. 81; 1994, c. 12, s. 49; 1996, c. 29, s. 43.
1. In this Act, unless the context indicates a different meaning,
(1)  delivery means the natural or the lawfully, medically induced end of a pregnancy by childbirth, whether or not the child is viable;
(2)  Commission means the Commission des normes du travail established under section 4;
(3)  consort means either of a man and a woman who
(a)  are married and cohabiting;
(b)  are living together as husband and wife and are the father and mother of the same child;
(c)  have been living together as husband and wife for one year or more;
(4)  agreement means an individual contract of employment, a collective agreement within the meaning of paragraph e of section 1 of the Labour Code (chapter C-27) or any other agreement relating to conditions of employment, including a Government regulation giving effect thereto;
(5)  decree means a decree adopted under the Act respecting collective agreement decrees (chapter D-2);
(6)  domestic means an employee in the employ of a natural person whose main function is the performance of domestic duties in the dwelling of that person, including an employee whose main function is to take care of or provide care to a child or to a sick, handicapped or aged person and to perform domestic duties in the dwelling that are not directly related to the immediate needs of the person in question;
(7)  employer means any person who has work done by an employee;
(8)  Minister means the Minister of Employment;
(9)  wages means a remuneration in currency and benefits having a pecuniary value due for the work or services performed by an employee;
(10)  employee means a person who works for an employer and who is entitled to a wage; this word also includes a worker who is a party to a contract, under which he
i.  undertakes to perform specified work for a person within the scope and in accordance with the methods and means determined by that person;
ii.  undertakes to furnish, for the carrying out of the contract, the material, equipment, raw materials or merchandise chosen by that person and to use them in the manner indicated by him; and
iii.  keeps, as remuneration, the amount remaining to him from the sum he has received in conformity with the contract, after deducting the expenses entailed in the performance of that contract;
(11)  week means a period of seven consecutive days from midnight at the beginning of a particular day to midnight at the end of the seventh day;
(12)  uninterrupted service means the uninterrupted period during which the employee is bound to the employer by a contract of employment, even if the performance of work has been interrupted without cancellation of the contract, and the period during which fixed term contracts succeed one another without an interruption that would, in the circumstances, give cause to conclude that the contract was not renewed.
1979, c. 45, s. 1; 1981, c. 9, s. 34; 1982, c. 53, s. 57; 1990, c. 73, s. 1; 1992, c. 44, s. 81; 1994, c. 12, s. 49.
1. In this Act, unless the context indicates a different meaning,
(1)  delivery means the natural or the lawfully, medically induced end of a pregnancy by childbirth, whether or not the child is viable;
(2)  Commission means the Commission des normes du travail established under section 4;
(3)  consort means either of a man and a woman who
(a)  are married and cohabiting;
(b)  are living together as husband and wife and are the father and mother of the same child;
(c)  have been living together as husband and wife for one year or more;
(4)  agreement means an individual contract of employment, a collective agreement within the meaning of paragraph e of section 1 of the Labour Code (chapter C-27) or any other agreement relating to conditions of employment, including a Government regulation giving effect thereto;
(5)  decree means a decree adopted under the Act respecting collective agreement decrees (chapter D-2);
(6)  domestic means an employee in the employ of a natural person whose main function is the performance of domestic duties in the dwelling of that person, including an employee whose main function is to take care of or provide care to a child or to a sick, handicapped or aged person and to perform domestic duties in the dwelling that are not directly related to the immediate needs of the person in question;
(7)  employer means any person who has work done by an employee;
(8)  Minister means the Minister of Manpower, Income Security and Vocational Training;
(9)  wages means a remuneration in currency and benefits having a pecuniary value due for the work or services performed by an employee;
(10)  employee means a person who works for an employer and who is entitled to a wage; this word also includes a worker who is a party to a contract, under which he
i.  undertakes to perform specified work for a person within the scope and in accordance with the methods and means determined by that person;
ii.  undertakes to furnish, for the carrying out of the contract, the material, equipment, raw materials or merchandise chosen by that person and to use them in the manner indicated by him; and
iii.  keeps, as remuneration, the amount remaining to him from the sum he has received in conformity with the contract, after deducting the expenses entailed in the performance of that contract;
(11)  week means a period of seven consecutive days from midnight at the beginning of a particular day to midnight at the end of the seventh day;
(12)  uninterrupted service means the uninterrupted period during which the employee is bound to the employer by a contract of employment, even if the performance of work has been interrupted without cancellation of the contract, and the period during which fixed term contracts succeed one another without an interruption that would, in the circumstances, give cause to conclude that the contract was not renewed.
1979, c. 45, s. 1; 1981, c. 9, s. 34; 1982, c. 53, s. 57; 1990, c. 73, s. 1; 1992, c. 44, s. 81.
1. In this Act, unless the context indicates a different meaning,
(1)  delivery means the natural or the lawfully, medically induced end of a pregnancy by childbirth, whether or not the child is viable;
(2)  Commission means the Commission des normes du travail established under section 4;
(3)  consort means either of a man and a woman who
(a)  are married and cohabiting;
(b)  are living together as husband and wife and are the father and mother of the same child;
(c)  have been living together as husband and wife for one year or more;
(4)  agreement means an individual contract of employment, a collective agreement within the meaning of paragraph e of section 1 of the Labour Code (chapter C-27) or any other agreement relating to conditions of employment, including a Government regulation giving effect thereto;
(5)  decree means a decree adopted under the Act respecting collective agreement decrees (chapter D-2);
(6)  domestic means an employee in the employ of a natural person whose main function is the performance of domestic duties in the dwelling of that person, including an employee whose main function is to take care of or provide care to a child or to a sick, handicapped or aged person and to perform domestic duties in the dwelling that are not directly related to the immediate needs of the person in question;
(7)  employer means any person who has work done by an employee;
(8)  Minister means the Minister of Manpower and Income Security;
(9)  wages means a remuneration in currency and benefits having a pecuniary value due for the work or services performed by an employee;
(10)  employee means a person who works for an employer and who is entitled to a wage; this word also includes a worker who is a party to a contract, under which he
i.  undertakes to perform specified work for a person within the scope and in accordance with the methods and means determined by that person;
ii.  undertakes to furnish, for the carrying out of the contract, the material, equipment, raw materials or merchandise chosen by that person and to use them in the manner indicated by him; and
iii.  keeps, as remuneration, the amount remaining to him from the sum he has received in conformity with the contract, after deducting the expenses entailed in the performance of that contract;
(11)  week means a period of seven consecutive days from midnight at the beginning of a particular day to midnight at the end of the seventh day;
(12)  uninterrupted service means the uninterrupted period during which the employee is bound to the employer by a contract of employment, even if the performance of work has been interrupted without cancellation of the contract, and the period during which fixed term contracts succeed one another without an interruption that would, in the circumstances, give cause to conclude that the contract was not renewed.
1979, c. 45, s. 1; 1981, c. 9, s. 34; 1982, c. 53, s. 57; 1990, c. 73, s. 1.
1. In this Act, unless the context indicates a different meaning,
(1)  delivery means the natural or the lawfully, medically induced end of a pregnancy by childbirth, whether or not the child is viable;
(2)  Commission means the Commission des normes du travail established under section 4;
(3)  consort means either of a man and a woman who
(a)  are married and cohabiting or
(b)  are living together as husband and wife and who
i.  have been residing together for three years, or for one year if a child has been born of their union and
ii.  are publicly represented as consorts;
(4)  agreement means an individual contract of employment, a collective agreement within the meaning of paragraph e of section 1 of the Labour Code (chapter C-27) or any other agreement relating to conditions of employment, including a Government regulation giving effect thereto;
(5)  decree means a decree adopted under the Act respecting collective agreement decrees (chapter D-2);
(6)  domestic means an employee in the employ of a natural person whose main function is the performance of domestic duties in the dwelling of that person; this word does not, however, include an employee whose main duty is the care of a child, or of a disabled, handicapped or aged person;
(7)  employer means any person who has work done by an employee;
(8)  Minister means the Minister of Manpower and Income Security;
(9)  wages means a remuneration in currency and benefits having a pecuniary value due for the work or services performed by an employee;
(10)  employee means a person who works for an employer and who is entitled to a wage; this word also includes a worker who is a party to a contract, under which he
i.  undertakes to perform specified work for a person within the scope and in accordance with the methods and means determined by that person;
ii.  undertakes to furnish, for the carrying out of the contract, the material, equipment, raw materials or merchandise chosen by that person and to use them in the manner indicated by him; and
iii.  keeps, as remuneration, the amount remaining to him from the sum he has received in conformity with the contract, after deducting the expenses entailed in the performance of that contract;
(11)  week means a period of seven consecutive days from midnight at the beginning of a particular day to midnight at the end of the seventh day;
(12)  uninterrupted service means the uninterrupted period during which the employee is bound to the employer by a contract of employment, even if the performance of work has been interrupted without cancellation of the contract.
1979, c. 45, s. 1; 1981, c. 9, s. 34; 1982, c. 53, s. 57.
1. In this act, unless the context indicates a different meaning,
(1)  delivery means the natural or the lawfully, medically induced end of a pregnancy by child-birth, whether or not the child is viable;
(2)  Commission means the Commission des normes du travail established under section 4;
(3)  consort means either of a man and a woman who
(a)  are married and cohabiting or
(b)  are living together as husband and wife and who
i.  have been residing together for three years, or for one year if a child has been born of their union and
ii.  are publicly represented as consorts;
(4)  agreement means an individual contract of employment, a collective agreement within the meaning of paragraph e of section 1 of the Labour Code (chapter C-27) or any other agreement relating to conditions of employment, including a government regulation giving effect thereto;
(5)  decree means a decree adopted under the Act respecting collective agreement decrees (chapter D-2);
(6)  domestic means an employee in the employ of a natural person whose main function is the performance of domestic duties in the dwelling of that person; this word does not, however, include an employee whose main duty is the care of a child, or of a disabled, handicapped or aged person;
(7)  employer means any person who has work done by an employee;
(8)  Minister means the Minister of Labour, Manpower and Income Security;
(9)  wages means a remuneration in currency and benefits having a pecuniary value due for the work or services performed by an employee;
(10)  employee means a person who works for an employer and who is entitled to a wage; this word also includes a worker who is a party to a contract, under which he
i.  undertakes to perform specified work for a person within the scope and in accordance with the methods and means determined by that person;
ii.  undertakes to furnish, for the carrying out of the contract, the material, equipment, raw materials or merchandise chosen by that person and to use them in the manner indicated by him; and
iii.  keeps, as remuneration, the amount remaining to him from the sum he has received in conformity with the contract, after deducting the expenses entailed in the performance of that contract;
(11)  week means a period of seven consecutive days from midnight at the beginning of a particular day to midnight at the end of the seventh day;
(12)  uninterrupted service means the uninterrupted period during which the employee is bound to the employer by a contract of employment, even if the performance of work has been interrupted without cancellation of the contract.
1979, c. 45, s. 1; 1981, c. 9, s. 34.
1. In this act, unless the context indicates a different meaning,
(1)  delivery means the natural or the lawfully, medically induced end of a pregnancy by child-birth, whether or not the child is viable;
(2)  Commission means the Commission des normes du travail established under section 4;
(3)  consort means either of a man and a woman who
(a)  are married and cohabiting or
(b)  are living together as husband and wife and who
i.  have been residing together for three years, or for one year if a child has been born of their union and
ii.  are publicly represented as consorts;
(4)  agreement means an individual contract of employment, a collective agreement within the meaning of paragraph e of section 1 of the Labour Code (chapter C-27) or any other agreement relating to conditions of employment, including a government regulation giving effect thereto;
(5)  decree means a decree adopted under the Act respecting collective agreement decrees (chapter D-2);
(6)  domestic means an employee in the employ of a natural person whose main function is the performance of domestic duties in the dwelling of that person; this word does not, however, include an employee whose main duty is the care of a child, or of a disabled, handicapped or aged person;
(7)  employer means any person who has work done by an employee;
(8)  Minister means the Minister of Labour and Manpower;
(9)  wages means a remuneration in currency and benefits having a pecuniary value due for the work or services performed by an employee;
(10)  employee means a person who works for an employer and who is entitled to a wage; this word also includes a worker who is a party to a contract, under which he
i.  undertakes to perform specified work for a person within the scope and in accordance with the methods and means determined by that person;
ii.  undertakes to furnish, for the carrying out of the contract, the material, equipment, raw materials or merchandise chosen by that person and to use them in the manner indicated by him; and
iii.  keeps, as remuneration, the amount remaining to him from the sum he has received in conformity with the contract, after deducting the expenses entailed in the performance of that contract;
(11)  week means a period of seven consecutive days from midnight at the beginning of a particular day to midnight at the end of the seventh day;
(12)  uninterrupted service means the uninterrupted period during which the employee is bound to the employer by a contract of employment, even if the performance of work has been interrupted without cancellation of the contract.
1979, c. 45, s. 1.