Ontario to Mandate ‘Right to Disconnect’ Policies, Among Other Changes

October 26, 2021

From our partners at Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP:

The Ontario Government has introduced the Working for Workers Act, 2021 which, if passed, will, among other things:

  • ban non-compete agreements
  • require recruiters and temporary help agencies to be licensed
  • mandate that certain employers implement “right to disconnect” policies
  • help internationally-trained immigrants practice their profession or trade
  • require business owners to allow delivery workers to use a company’s washroom if they are delivering or picking up items
  • allow surpluses in the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s (WSIB) Insurance Fund to be distributed over certain levels to businesses.

 

Our partner Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP has prepared an article that discusses these and other important changes proposed by the legislation.

To read the full article, click here.

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