Remote work arrangements have become increasingly popular since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Employees have embraced this workplace flexibility and have been permitted to work in various locations, including outside of Ontario. Accordingly, we review the several practical and legal implications associated with working from home outside Ontario.
flexible work arrangements
The pandemic has normalized work from home arrangements as employees were forced to quickly adapt to remote work in response to the closure of all non-essential businesses. With many workplaces able to operate almost seamlessly outside of a formal office, many workplaces are now considering a future that permits more flexibility in terms of where employees may perform their work.
We live in an age of increased workplace stress (not to mention societal stress in the form of newspaper headlines), and burnout has now been recognized in the International Classification of Diseases as an occupational phenomenon.