It is very common to be sending and receiving emails after working hours. Whether it’s because it’s urgent or that we want to be efficient or because we just have to. The end result is that it becomes a continuous workflow. The line between personal time and work time has been blurred, impacting mental health and leading to burnout cases.
The importance of work to our lives cannot be understated. It is the means by which we keep a roof over our heads. It can provide a sense of identity and sets the very cadence of our daily routines – from morning commutes to lunch breaks and the importance of the weekend.
The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with: The federal government's consultation launch on the Canada Labour Code to provide federally regulated workers more flexibility in their work hours; a matter where the Ontario Court of Appeal deemed that an employer's financial circumstances is no excuse for unreasonable notice; and a matter that deals with the Ontario Labour Relations Board's jurisdiction over medical marijuana.