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QLD Requiring Employees to Have an Email Address?

Discussion in 'Employment Law Forum' started by EWal, 30 March 2015.

  1. EWal

    EWal Member

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    Hi, can we "enforce" employees to have an email address?
    We are now able to do online training (yearly refreshers) & email rosters straight out of our program. Also we want to start emailing payslips. Some employees (not all older) are simply not providing or saying no to having an email address. We have over 300 employees and would make life so much easier and less printing, manual handling if we could all be the same.

    What are our rights under employment law in this situation? I know some of the larger brand companies only do everything via email/online. How do they get around this?
    Thanks
     
  2. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer

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    Yes and no.

    One the one hand, yes, you can provide them a "company" one on your own server,
    (employee.name@EWal.com.au or whatever)
    and you can make it part of their job that they use it.

    But no, you cannot require them to have one of their own.
    And even if they have (a private) one,
    you cannot require them to give that to you
    for the purpose of work correspondence.
     
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  3. EWal

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    Thank you very much for your reply.
     

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