Reminder for Employers in Ontario: Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 in Force on November 1, 2018

Although employers in Ontario are no doubt preoccupied with the recently introduced Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 (summarized in our recent article available here), they should also be reminded that the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 comes into force on November 1, 2018. The Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 creates a comprehensive regime governing police record checks in Ontario in an effort to respond to widespread concerns around the disclosure of non-criminal and non-conviction information through the existing police record check processes. For more information about the new rules governing police record checks in Ontario, please see our article summarizing the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015, available here.

If you have any questions with respect to the new legislation or any other employment law issue, please contact Maria Constantine or any member of Cassels Brock’s Employment & Labour Group.