TLOMA HUMAN RESOURCES SIG - Responding to Bill 27 - “The Right to Disconnect”
The ongoing pandemic has created unprecedented challenges that have not only impacted employees’ mental health but changed the definition of work-life balance. Though working from home infers better balance and policies are put in place to encourage employees to disconnect, the pressure to be available 24/7 remains. As a result, many employees are continuing to work longer hours and becoming burnt out. To combat this rising challenge the Government of Ontario has amended the Employment Standards Act (2000) to address the issue of work-life balance in the Workplace.
Join Employee Health Consultant Lidia Pawlowski from HUB International and Lorenzo Lisi, Partner at Aird & Berlis LLP, for a presentation on employer obligations under Bill 27’s “Right to Disconnect” legislation and what to consider when building a policy.
Our discussion will focus on:
- Key take-aways from Bill 27’s “Right to Disconnect” legislation
- What employment law considerations you need to be aware of when developing a policy
- How to incorporate your Health & Well-being strategy into your policy
- Challenges/barriers you may face implementing this policy