Although an employer is required by law to create some employee policies there is no requirement to create an employee policy manual.
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the way we live, work, and play. With more people working from home and children completing school remotely, there has been a considerable blurring of boundaries between work and home. These factors are reigniting the discussion on whether employees should have a right to disconnect from their workplace. But is this something Canadians can expect? We will explore recent developments to help answer this question.
The Alberta Government has released a Ministerial Order temporarily amending employment standards legislation to deal with the practical implications arising from COVID-19.