Time for employers to prepare for the right to disconnect

24/05/2024

Employers are reminded that the right to disconnect commences in less than three months, with a commencement date of 26 August 2024. Small businesses have an additional six months to prepare.

The right to disconnect grants employees the right to refuse monitoring, reading, or responding to work-related communications outside of their designated working hours, unless refusal is unreasonable. The right to disconnect applies to both employer and third-party communications. In preparation for the new right, employers are encouraged to consider their existing policies, procedures, training and employment contracts to manage the change.   

You can read more about the right to disconnect here:  The Right to Disconnect – Griffin Legal

For further information contact us at enquiries@griffinlegal.com.au.

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