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Relevance of Complying with Data Protection Regulation in Mexico

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has changed the way in which the treatment and processing of personal data is regulated. It is first important to identify the people who will be responsible for implementing a complete personal data protection program or policy. These individuals, called the Data Controller and Data Processor, are figures who […]

New Rules on Police Record Checks in Ontario

Under the Police Record Checks Reform Act 2015, which came into force November 1, 2018, there are three types of record checks: criminal record checks, criminal record and judicial matters checks, and vulnerable sector checks. The criminal record check pulls criminal convictions that have not been pardoned and findings of guilt under the federal Youth […]

Canada: Cannabis in the Workplace: “If the Employer Cannot Measure Impairment, It Cannot Manage Risk”

Employers are facing new challenges with current drug testing policies thanks to the legalization of recreational cannabis. But the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador in the case of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1620 v Lower Churchill Transmission Construction Employers’ Association Inc., 2019 NLSC 48, held that the inability to measure residual impairment […]

How to Implement Zero Tolerance for Cannabis at Work

With cannabis being legal recreationally in Canada, employers are faced with considering how to defend a zero-tolerance approach to the drug’s use when accurate testing is impossible. The only way to do so, according to Horizon Occupational Health Solutions, is to “demonstrate how the detection of THC could result in impairments that would directly affect […]

Ontario, Canada: Employers Can Provide Candid Job References

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) recently declined to review a lower court’s finding that a plaintiff failed to prove her former manager defamed her by giving her a negative reference that led to revocation of a job offer. The lower court found that the manager in the case was protected because his remarks were […]

Research Suggests Too Many Employers Failing to Check for Fraudulent CV Credentials

On the heels of a recent report by careers organisation Prospects, Sterling Talent Solutions is urging employers to complete proper verification processes when considering applicants for positions. Prospects investigated 200 potential cases of degree fraud in just four years and closed down 75 websites that were falsely offering degrees in the United Kingdom. In addition, […]

Recruiters Warned of Candidates Bearing False Degrees

Careers organisation Prospects has released a statement revealing that 75 websites have been closed down due to fraudulently offering United Kingdom degrees. The business said that it has investigated more than 200 potential cases of degree fraud in the last four years. Chris Rea, who leads the degree fraud team at Prospects, suggests that recruiters […]

Immigration Likely to Rise Post-Brexit Says Lawyer

Business immigration lawyer Matthew Davies has predicted that, although the idea of Brexit was to allow the government to take control over those who live and work in the United Kingdom, “It is hard to see how the pre-referendum manifesto pledge to reduce annual net migration to ‘tens of thousands’ will survive Brexit.” The idea […]


Brazil has enacted the General Data Protection Law that establishes harmonized rules to be enforced against the public sector and private entities, big and small, regardless of their activities and/or sectors. The country has taken, therefore, a significant decision toward having a single approach when it comes to data protection principles, rights and obligations. The […]


Jamaica has pending legislation that will establish eight data protection standards for processing personal data. The standards will require that personal data must be processed fairly and lawfully; is only to be obtained for specified purposes; is to be adequate, relevant, and not excessive; must be accurate;  must not be kept for longer than is […]

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