158.1. The Government may, by regulation, determine minimum conditions of employment respecting the matters listed in section 92.1 applicable, until the coming into force of a regulation made under that section but for a period not exceeding 42 months beginning on 1 July 2000, to employees who perform work which, had it been performed before that date, would have been within the fields of activity covered by one of the decrees listed in the third paragraph of section 39.0.2. The minimum conditions of employment respecting the matters listed in subparagraphs 1, 2 and 4 of the first paragraph of section 92.1 may vary according to the factors specified for those matters in any of such decrees. In addition, the hours of the standard workweek may be distributed as provided for in any of such decrees.
The Government may also, by regulation, prescribe any provision it considers expedient in order to harmonize the minimum conditions of employment applicable to the employees where such conditions vary from one decree to another, in particular a variation in the duration of the reference year provided for in section 66, as well as any provision similar to the provisions appearing in Divisions I to V.1 of Chapter IV in respect of any matter covered by the regulation.
For the purposes of this Act, the minimum conditions of employment determined under this section are deemed to be labour standards, and sections 63 to 66, 71.1, 73, 75 to 77 and 80.2 shall be read with reference to the provisions prescribed pursuant to the first and second paragraphs, with the necessary modifications.
1999, c. 57, s. 4; 2001, c. 47, s. 5.