One of the biggest challenges employers and employees faced since the COVID-19 pandemic — and are still facing currently — is employers implementing remote and hybrid work arrangements and employees pushing back.
By now, you would have read the numerous articles highlighting the deficiencies in electronic monitoring requirements in legislated changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) and the paucity of legislated or governmental guidance. Meanwhile, October 11, the date for compliance with the ESA requirements, is almost here.
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.