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    Ryan Berger is a partner in the Privacy Group and Labour, Employment and Human Rights Group in Vancouver. He has practiced commercial and employment litigation for 19 years, with a growing emphasis on data, privacy and business ...

Whether you are looking for reasons to celebrate something with your employees, Data Privacy Day on January 28 is a good excuse.

It is well recognized that employees are a leading cause of data breaches.  It often occurs as a relatively innocent email sent to the wrong address, or an email with the wrong attachment.  It could be a lost or stolen USB storage device or laptop without ...

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Employers will continue to face challenges in the workplace arising from the legalization of cannabis use. The recent case of BC Rapid Transit Company v. CUPE Local 7000 highlights the complex tensions between employee privacy and public safety, as well as the difficulties employers can have in managing cases where employees exercise their right to use cannabis.

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Everyone has body odour, and occasionally, it can affect the workplace. Take the examples of a long-time, excellent employee who develops a condition which results in severe and “offensive” body odour; or an individual with fragrance allergies. These issues raise various questions. What is the responsibility of the “offending” employee, or the employee with ...

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