Speeding Up Criminal Reference Checks

The federal government is implementing new digital technology to speed up the process for obtaining criminal reference checks.  This change will be welcome relief to employers who are required to perform criminal reference checks on employees or prospective employees, such as school boards and social services agencies.  A link to a CTV article on the announcement is here.

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George Vuicic

Greetings from Canada's capital! I'm based in Hicks Morley's Ottawa office, and practice in all areas of labour and employment law, including privacy and information issues. Being in Ottawa gives me the opportunity to work in both of our official languages, plus I can avoid judo throws by my southerly colleagues, tripping over their surf magazine collections, or getting drawn into rowdy drinking songs (well, that can still happen on occasion, unfortunately for anyone within earshot). I'm thrilled to be officially joining the blogosphere!

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