ESA Guidance Now Contains Chapter On Electronic Monitoring Policies

If you’re an employer with over 25 employees, you’ll want to read this short article as you need a written policy in place by October 2022.

If you’re a Mainstay client, we have provided HR resources that include a sample policy you can adopt to your firm.  If you’re not signed up yet, reach out and I’ll give you the code to access the info, which includes complete employee handbook, policy samples and templates.

In the spring, Bill 88Working for Workers Act, 2022received Royal Assent and became law. Among other things, Bill 88 amended Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) to require certain employers to ensure, within a specific time frame, that they have a written policy in place for all employees with respect to electronic monitoring of employees (Policy).

On July 13, 2022, in its Your guide to the Employment Standards Act, the Government of Ontario published employer guidance for complying with the Policy. In this Insight, we provide a summary of that guidance in Q & A format.