Employers may be surprised to learn that, whether they are aware of it or not, they could already have violated provisions of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”). As of June 2, 2022, employers who employed 25 or more employees on January 1, 2022 must have a written policy on “disconnecting from work”, which has been termed in the media as the ‘right to disconnect’.
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On March 1, Schedule 5 of Bill 27, Working for Workers Act, came into effect.
Due to the pandemic and evolving technology, the nature of work and the workplace have significantly changed. More and more organizations have permanently included remote or hybrid work arrangements as an option available to employees. The pandemic made remote work essential, and technology has facilitated performing work from any location.