The bloggers of BC Employer Advisor issued our first Month in Review to summarize our most recent posts.
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On July 25, 2012 the British Columbia Information and Privacy Commissioner released an investigation report regarding the use of employment related criminal record checks by the Government of British Columbia. The Commissioner concluded that the Government’s current policy with respect to criminal records checks contravenes the Freedom of Information and Protect of Privacy Act as, among other things, it fails to achieve the balance required between the government’s business needs as an employer and the privacy rights of employees. She made a number of recommendations and concluded by expressing her concern about the societal trend towards increased employment related criminal … Continue Reading
Big news from Ontario on overtime claims – the Court of Appeal will allow claims for statutory overtime by CIBC and Bank of Nova Scotia employees to proceed as class actions.
Fortunately for British Columbia employers, such class actions are still not possible in British Columbia.
CIBC won the first two rounds of the fight, and BNS was hoping to get the same break at the Ontario Court of Appeal. Instead, both class action claims have been certified, allowing the overtime claims on behalf of the banks’ employees to proceed. Subject to appeals to the Supreme Court of Canada, employees … Continue Reading