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Richard Johnson speaks to CBC and CP about UBC Suspension

Steven Galloway suspension shouldn’t have been announced: UBC faculty association Canadian Press article, by Laura Kane On November 20, 2015, Richard Johnson spoke to both Rick Cluff of CBC’s Early Edition and Laura Kane of the Canadian Press to share an employment lawyer’s perspective on the recent suspension of UBC’s Steven Galloway. Read the Canadian […]

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Should I Ask for a Criminal Record Check? 4 Tips for Employers

With contributions by Andres Barker, Lawyer. In April 2014, the BC Information and Privacy Commissioner issued a report regarding the flawed process for conducting employment-related record checks in this province (see our previous blog post here). Effective January 2015, the Vancouver Police Department adopted a new Police Information Check (PIC) policy as a result of […]

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Employee Monitoring: How Much is Too Much? 5 Tips for Employers

With contributions by Erin Brandt (nee Kizell), Lawyer. As in most areas of our lives, technology – and particularly use of the Internet – has become a necessity on the job. But along with its workplace benefits, the Internet also brings with it a number of burdens for employers. Constant, unlimited and immediate access to […]

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Privacy Commissioner says Criminal Record Check Process in BC is “Broken”

In a 44-page report released April 15, 2014, BC Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham expresses her opinion that the current process in British Columbia for conducting employment-related record checks is “broken” and not meeting the needs of citizens or employers. Denham described Investigation Report F14-01: Use of Police Information Checks in British Columbia as […]

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