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Category: Right to Privacy

Secretly Recording Conversations at the Workplace: A Slippery Slope

By , August 9, 2018 5:12 pm

Clients often ask me whether a supervisor or manager can record a conversation with a subordinate without the subordinate’s knowledge. As technology has advanced to the point that we all have recording devices in our pockets (i.e. our smartphones), this issue will only become more prevalent in the workplace. The first question I am usually Continue Reading…

Employers will be getting less information in criminal record checks under new regulations

By , March 4, 2016 10:00 am

Does your organization perform criminal record checks on potential employees and volunteers? If so, Ontario Bill 113 may affect your hiring practices. Often these criminal record checks are used to ensure that potential hires are honest and trustworthy. Typically, employers are performing criminal record checks for positons where the employee will have access to large Continue Reading…

Legal Trends In Human Resource Management

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By , July 8, 2013 10:20 am

Your staff is your greatest source for strategic advantage against your competitors. Harnessing the talents of a motivated and productive workforce will provide your organization with a true competitive advantage. Recent studies show the effects of Canada’s shift to a knowledge-based economy. The result is a skill mismatch between people looking for work and companies Continue Reading…

Does Monitoring Emails Breach an Employee’s Right to Privacy?

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By , March 25, 2013 9:25 am

A New Right to Privacy – Employers May Face Liability for Monitoring Employees E-mails Today, it is common for employees to browse the Internet and handle personal emails on their company computers and for employers to monitor this activity. Employers will need to think twice about this as a result of two important court decisions Continue Reading…

Privacy – What rights do employees have?

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By , October 22, 2012 2:07 pm

Right to Privacy in the Workplace A new ruling on employee right to privacy was set on October 19, 2012 when the Supreme Court of Canada released its final decision in the case of  R vs. Cole. R v. Cole Mr. Cole was a high school teacher. He was permitted to use his work-issued laptop computer for personal purposes.  Continue Reading…

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