October 19, 2023

How can employers and unions best maintain employee privacy while ensuring employer access to relevant information? In this Ontario- and Atlantic-focused webinar, experts will review legislation, caselaw, and key principles concerning the accessibility and permissible uses of employee personal information. Specifically, panelists will address the following questions:

  • What laws govern employee privacy and employer access to information in Ontario and in the Atlantic provinces?
  • What types of employee personal information can employers request access to? Can employers request updates, and if so, at what frequency?
  • Are there any restrictions on an employer’s right to access, analyze, or use information not actively shared by employees, such as information obtained through surveillance measures?
  • Are there any restrictions on an employee’s right to access information in their employer’s possession?
  • In what circumstances have adjudicators held that employee information was accessed, used, or shared improperly?
  • What key issues should employers and unions address in policies or collective agreements regarding privacy and access to information?

CPD

CPD Alberta
This program has been approved for Continuing Professional Development 1.5 hours under Category A of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Log of the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA).
CPD BC and Yukon
This program has been approved by CPHR BC & Yukon for 1.5 Continuing Professional Development hours.
CPD Alberta
This program has been approved by CPHR Alberta for 1.5 Continuing Professional Development hours.

CPD

  • This program has been approved by the Law Society of British Columbia for 1.5 Continuing Professional Development hours.
  • This program has been approved by the Law Society of Saskatchewan for 1.5 Continuing Professional Development hours.
  • Members of the Law Society of Ontario may consider counting this program for 1.5 Substantive Hours; 0 Professionalism Hours.
  • Members of the Law Society of New Brunswick may consider this program for 1.5 Continuing Professional Development hours.
  • Members of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society may consider this program for 1.5 Continuing Professional Development hours.