VIDEO SERIES: UNDERSTANDING THE RIGHT TO DISCONNECT LAW
In our fourth video in our new series “Understanding the Right to Disconnect Law”, Tanya Sambi, Employment Lawyer at Minken Employment Lawyers, discusses Does the Right to Disconnect Law Create a New Right for Employees?
In this series we will be examining various issues concerning the Right to Disconnect Law.
As the legislation is currently written, as of May 19, 2022, the law merely requires employers to have a written policy in place with respect to disconnecting from work.
The Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) does not specify that the policy needs to provide a right for the employee to disconnect from work and be free from the obligation to engage in work-related communications. It only requires that an employer create a policy with respect to disconnecting from work.
Employees are therefore not gaining any new rights or protections under the ESA.
As a reminder, Employers with 25 or more employees as of January 1, 2022 are required to have a written policy in place for all employees with respect to disconnecting from work, by June 2, 2022.
If you’re an employer who needs employment law help regarding the Right to Disconnect law, please reach out to us by phone 905-477-7011 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Please note this video is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.
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