As part of the overhaul of Ontario’s labour and employment legislation, effective January 1, 2018, employees are now entitled to a new job-protected leave of absence – sexual or domestic violence leave. This statutory leave of absence is part of the government’s effort to end gender-based violence as it requiresRead More →
Privacy and data protection concerns are at an all time high. With tech giants under scrutiny for large-scale privacy breaches, much of the recent media attention has focused on companies’ handling of client or consumer personal information. However, looming equally large are concerns regarding employers’ handling (and mishandling) of employeeRead More →
In a recent decision, the Honourable Justice Marrocco of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice denied the request of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113 and Robert Kinnear (the “Applicants”) to restrain the TTC from conducting the random drug and alcohol testing of its employees.
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Wither ‘Big Brother’? B.C. Privacy Commissioner Reins-in Government of British Columbia Criminal Record Checks
In keeping with her stance on overly-invasive employee background checks, British Columbia’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, has issued […]Read More →