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Mark Mendl

Mark Mendl is a member of the Baker & McKenzie's Labour, Employment and Regulatory Law group. He has appeared as legal counsel before a variety of labour and employment related administrative tribunals including the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, the Human Rights Tribunal, as well as before all levels of courts including the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Monitoring the use of company-issued technology is controversial.  For some, the notion of monitoring employees’ use computers, smartphones, and emails is inconsistent with personal privacy.  To others, monitoring employees’ use of technology in the workplace is both the right and the responsibility of the prudent employer. While Canadian courts and…

Many believe that what employees do on their own time should not be regulated by employers, but the boundary between the workplace and an employee’s private life is not absolute. As recent high profile cases have demonstrated, some off-duty misconduct, such as criminal or morally reprehensible behaviour, may invite discipline…