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.
Through the Canadian Labour and Employment Law blog, our lawyers provide legal updates and practical insights to help clients understand, prepare for and respond to the latest domestic and cross-border Labour and Employment issues affecting Canadian and multinational employers.
In light of recent social justice movements, businesses are increasingly aware of issues pertaining to diversity and inclusion, making it essential for employers to take proactive steps to address inequality in the workplace. Our presenters explore how to set up special programs under human rights legislation, and discuss best practices for advancing substantive equality in Canada.