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In December 2021, the Ontario government passed Bill 27 – Working for Workers Act 2021, requiring employers with 25 or more employees to create a “Disconnecting from Work Policy” by 2 June 2022. The Ontario government is following the lead of France, Spain and Portugal — all of which have adopted similar legislation in recent years.

In this In Focus video, our Labour and Employment lawyers share key considerations and important timelines for employers to know as they develop Disconnect policies for their workplaces.

Speaker: William Watson.

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Bill Watson’s practice focuses on large issue litigation and the conduct of complex negotiations, domestically and internationally, in the following fields: collective bargaining; government relations; health law; human rights; international labour standards; inquests; labour relations; occupational health and safety and privacy law.

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