Reminder: Employers to Have Disconnecting from Work Policies in Place by June 2, 2022

As we noted previously, the Ontario government has passed Bill 27, Working for Workers Act, 2021. Among other things, Bill 27 amends the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) to require employers with 25 or more employees to have a written policy with respect to disconnecting from work, as defined. (For more information about Bill 27,…

Ministry Updates ESA Guide on Disconnecting from Work Policies and Non-Compete Agreements

On February 18, 2022, the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (Ministry) updated its online guide to the Employment Standards Act (Guide) to include chapters on written policy on disconnecting from work and non-compete agreements. The chapters provide guidance on recent Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) amendments that require employers with 25 or…

Ontario Municipal Human Resources Association (OMHRA): Webinar Series on Bill 27, Working for Workers Act, 2021

The recently passed Bill 27: Working for Workers Act, 2021 brought interesting amendments to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000, such as the prohibition of non-competition agreements, new licensing and regulatory requirements for temporary help agencies and recruiters, and the requirement for employers to implement disconnecting from work policies.