We’ve already heard statements like “It’s a private matter”, “It’s none of your business”, “It’s personal”. Prior to October 6th, 2021, employers could just stop there and still have a clear mind about it. Can they still do the same with the new amendments to the Act Respecting Occupational Health and safety (AROHS)?
Electronic monitoring of employees and the approach that employers take is typically a reflection of management styles. Employee and electronic monitoring are not new. New, are obligations under legislated changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) for organizations with 25 or more employees. The changes received royal assent on April 11, 2022, and require compliance by October 11, 2022.
On June 16, 2022, Bill C-27, the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2022, was introduced and received first reading in the House of Commons. Bill C-27 is in fact a second attempt at the overhaul of Canada’s federal privacy framework.