Rules around using a company laptop 
during an employee’s personal time

Can personal use outside of regular work hours be used as basis for discipline?
By Colin Gibson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/26/2019

Question: Can an employer investigate an employee’s use of a company-issued laptop while on the employee’s own time outside of work hours? Can this use be the basis for discipline?

Answer: There are a number of legal issues that must be considered in determining whether an employer may investigate an employee’s personal use of a company-issued device.

Before investigating, an employer should consider what conduct it is entitled to investigate and how to carry out an investigation while respecting privacy rights.