“Today, businesses have more ways than ever before to monitor where their workers are and what they are doing. Whether you are a delivery person being followed by GPS, a construction worker using a company phone, or an office worker logging in from home, you deserve to know if and how you are being tracked,” said Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development. “The future of work is changing, which is why our government is leading the country to ensure workers remain in the driver’s seat.”
Under the proposed changes, employers with 25 or more workers will be required to have a written electronic monitoring policy in place for all their employees. The policy would need to contain information on whether the employer electronically monitors its workers, and if so, a description of how and in what circumstances the employer does this. In addition, the employer would need to disclose the purpose of collecting information through electronic monitoring.
This proposal, and others to be unveiled in the coming days, follow legislation introduced in the fall to remove unfair and discriminatory barriers against foreign-trained professionals, create the “Right to Disconnect”, and ban the use of non-compete clauses, all designed to make Ontario the best place to live, work, and raise a family.