The “right to disconnect” is an issue that has gained prominence over the last few years, especially since the pandemic resulted in many employees working from home for extended periods of time.
The Ontario government’s Bill 27, the Working for Workers Act, 2021, amended the Employment Standards Act, 2000 to require employers with 25 or more employees to have written policies in place on disconnecting from work. The initial deadline to put these policies in place was June 2, 2022. While these policies have been commonly described as “right to disconnect” policies, they do not create a freestanding “right to disconnect.”
Join Neil Dzuba and Patrick Twagirayezu as they host a webinar alongside OBJ's Michael Curran about the “right to disconnect” and the Bill 27 requirement to implement disconnecting from work policies.