On October 25, 2021, Bill 27, Working for Workers Act, 2021, was introduced into the Ontario legislature, received second reading on November 3, 2021, and was sent to the Standing Committee on Social Policy that same day. I will be discussing provisions in Schedule 2 that pertain to the proposed "Right to Disconnect."
work from home
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.
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.