Bill 27, Working for Workers Act, 2021
Bill 27, Working for Workers Act, 2021 recently passed first reading. If this bill is passed into legislation, then the following proposed changes will become law:
- non-competition covenants will be prohibited;
- employers with 25 or more employees will be required to have a written policy with respect to disconnecting from work;
- there will be licensing requirements for temporary help agencies and recruiters.
While the bill has only passed first reading and needs to pass through several stages before receiving Royal Assent, it is important for employers and employees alike to be aware of the proposed changes as it will undoubtedly impact them if it becomes the law.
Your Rights and Obligations
If you are an employee or an employer concerned about how this bill impacts your rights and obligations, you can contact us and we would be happy to assist you.