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Cannabis is Still a Hazy Workplace Issue, Years After Legalization

Although the use of non-medical cannabis in the workplace can be compared to the use of alcohol, the approach differs when the use of cannabis is for a medical purpose. An employer has a duty to accommodate an employee’s disability, but employees cannot claim the right to be impaired and create any risk at work. […]

Data Protection 2022

In Mexico, data protection legislation is not based on sectoral laws. The Law regulates the collection and processing of any personal information by any private entity acting as a Controller or Processor, which impacts any sector that is involved in any sort of personal data collection or processing. The National Institute of Transparency, Access to […]

Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal: A Leap Forward?

On June 16, 2022, the Canadian government introduced Bill C-27, which introduced three Acts meant to modernize federal privacy laws. Learn more about The Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal, which will have jurisdiction over all appeals regarding a decision following an inquiry, a compliance order, and the recommendation of administrative penalties for contravention of […]

Canada’s Federal Government Proposes Changes to Privacy Act

On June 16, 2022, the government of Canada tabled a bill that would make significant changes to privacy laws impacting employers in the federal jurisdiction. The new legislation, the Digital Charter Implementation Act (Bill C-27), would replace Part 1 of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). It would also create three pieces […]

British Columbia Exemption from The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act: Considerations for Employers

As of January 31, 2023, an exemption to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, S.C. 1996, c. 19 will allow adults in B.C. to possess small amounts of certain controlled substances without the risk of criminal charges. While this is unlikely to significantly disrupt the status quo respecting drugs and alcohol in the workplace, there […]

UK Data Protection Reform: What Is in The Government’s Proposals?

In September 2021, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport published its response to the UK data protection law, and a first draft of the new bill is expected imminently. DCMS recommends several changes to the U.K. law, and they are categorized by accountability, reuse of data and research; data subject rights; data transfers; […]

The Weaponization of Data Subject Access Requests

Data subject access requests (DSARs), often the responsibility of HR, are both costly and time-consuming. A study from The DPO Centre found six million adults had considered submitting a DSAR. The pandemic, too, saw an influx of pre-litigation DSARs to support employment tribunals owing to a rise in redundancies. A survey of UK-based DPOs from […]

Right To Work Checks – What You Need to Know

Right to Work Checks have long been a core component of UK employers’ duties, with businesses having to meet various obligations to comply with legislation governing the prevention of illegal working. Since their introduction under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act of 2006, Right to Work Check (RTW) procedures have undergone a number of changes. […]

Lying On Your CV Or About Salary Could See You Paying Wages Back After Strict Ruling

Lying workers who falsify CVs and past salaries could face being ordered to return huge chunks of their wages after a landmark court ruling. Britain’s most senior judges have ruled salaries obtained fraudulently are considered proceeds of crime. The Supreme Court recently ordered Jon Andrewes, the former chief executive of a hospice, to give back […]

Fraudster Rented Peterborough Homes and Turned Them Into Cannabis Factories

A member of an organized crime group sourced houses in Peterborough from letting agents turn them into cannabis factories worth more than £300,000. Pawel Skorupa, who used false identity documents to secure tenancy agreements, told officers that his home in Buckthorn Road had been used as a cannabis factory before he moved in, adding that […]


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