81.1. An employee may be absent from work for five days at the birth of his child, the adoption of a child or where there is a termination of pregnancy in or after the twentieth week of pregnancy. The first two days of absence shall be 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 its father or mother or after the termination of pregnancy.
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 two days, without pay.
1990, c. 73, s. 34; 2002, c. 6, s. 236; 2002, c. 80, s. 31.