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Available Expert - Available expert: Ontario government poised to address “availability creep” and introduce right-to-disconnect policies for workplaces

Monday, October 25, 2021

Queen’s expert Matthias Spitzmuller (Smith School of Business) is available to speak about legislation that is expected to be introduced this week in Ontario that if passed, will require workplaces with more than 25 employees to develop internal right-to-disconnect standards.

Dr. Spitzmuller can comment on the psychological implications of the law for employees, as well as for organizations in which it is applied. He can also speak to how organizations can implement it and weigh in on the policy side of the argument in terms of how it is being applied.

In 2017, France became the first country to legislate the right to disconnect, encouraging employers to create a “charter of good conduct” that outlines hours when employees shouldn’t write or respond to email.


To arrange an interview, please contact communications officer  Julie Brown ( 343-363-2763 or Julie.brown@queensu.ca) at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.  


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