Canadian Lawyer

March 2022

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Page 26 of 51 25 But, as they say, the devil is in the details, and there are not yet many details about how this right-to-disconnect law will work. The act states that the written policy must contain such information as may be prescribed by regulation. However, no regulations have been passed under that provision, and there is no guarantee that such regulations will be passed. So, if an employer with 25 or more employees drafts and distributes a policy "with respect to" disconnecting from work, at this point the employer has complied with the act as currently written. Holly Reid, a partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, says employers as well as employment and labour law practitioners are eagerly waiting for what the regulations might say, especially since the deadline for meeting the act's requirement is June 2 of this year. Among the questions are: Will there be exemptions or exceptions? If the right to disconnect can be breached by urgent "With COVID-19, we're no longer capable of monitoring when people are logging on and off and how they're working from home" Lisa Cabel, KPMG Law Proud member of the PIA Toronto | 1-866-685-3311 | Consultation Offices in: Barrie | Hamilton | Kitchener | St. Catharines | Sault Ste. Marie

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