Right to Disconnect Policy (Ontario)

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Joseph Duffy
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 Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is crucial to the success and well-being of each employee at Remote. While technology allows employees the flexibility to work anywhere and at any time, an always-connected work culture carries risks, including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, and burnout. In order to ensure all employees have the opportunity to disconnect from both work and work-related communications, this policy has been implemented and is applicable to all individuals employed with Canada Remote Technology Inc. and based in the province of Ontario. 

While work hours are subject to change based on the nature of each employee’s position and responsibilities, generally, employees should not work more than 40 hours per week, or as otherwise stated in their employment agreement - unless explicitly agreed upon between the employee and Remote, or our clients. Remote recognizes that employees have a right to disconnect from work and are under no obligation to answer phone calls, emails, or messages outside normal working hours as defined by either the terms of the employment agreement or a specific arrangement between the employee and Remote.

Employees will not be reprimanded, subjected to discipline, or denied the rights, benefits, or privileges otherwise provided to them for failing to do so. Conversely, employees will not receive beneficial treatment for choosing to stay connected. Standard hours of operation, total work hours per week, other key information pertaining to an employee’s role-specific duties will be shared with all employees prior to their start date, and from time to time as Remote, our clients, and the employees’ roles evolve over time.


Date Prepared: May 10, 2022

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