An employee rights group says the NHL wants employees to have access to a new, online employee portal.
The union representing the NHL’s employees, NHL Players Association, said Tuesday it is proposing a new policy to let workers log in to the new employee portal and other online services.
The union wants the NHL to create a website for employees to check-in and update their personal information and access to employee health and wellness information.
“We have a right to know how our health and well-being is being protected and we have a fundamental right to have the best health care we can for our families,” NHLPA president Donald Fehr said.
“We believe that these are vital steps in the right direction to ensure that employees have access and are informed about the health and safety risks of their workplace.”
The union is urging NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman to address the issue of employee access to the portal in a meeting this week.
The issue has come up repeatedly since the NHL began allowing players and their families to join the team online last year.
In March, the NHL extended an online season ticket season-ticket package through April 2 that gave players and fans access to game-day experiences on a computer screen.
The online access has become a contentious issue for players, who say it creates a distraction from their daily lives and has led to more concussions and other health issues.