On-Demand Webcast: Beyond the Record: Police Records, Privacy and Human Rights

Date and Time

Starts:11/19/2019 8:00 AM

Ends:01/12/2021 8:00 AM

1 CPD Hour Hour(s)


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Webinar focusing on the laws regarding police background checks, particularly with respect to employment.  The object of the webinar is to provide an overview of the misconceptions often applied to police background checks, and to ensure future compliance with applicable employment standards legislation and human rights.


Some jobs require a criminal background check and some don't, regardless, if a check is being done it must be done properly and in compliance with applicable laws. This webinar will focus on what type of check(s) should be done, when it should be done, together with an update of the most recent case law on the subject and a series of strategies for discussion.



Learning objectives:

  • Do's and Don'ts when conducting a criminal background check

  • Reviewing minimum employment standards that apply to background check

  • Ensuring compliance with employment standards legislation

  • Ensuring compliance with the Human Rights Code


Who should attend:

Operations managers, HR professionals and workplace lawyers.

Speaker bio(s)
Ryan Watkins

As a former competitive baseball player, Employment Lawyer and litigator Ryan Watkins likes to swing for the fences – whether in life or in law. This is the approach that Ryan brings to the table when it comes to handling workplace disputes: No matter whether your case is big, small, complex or straightforward, rest assured that Ryan is trying to hit a home run for his clients.

Ryan’s employment and workplace law experiences are as varied as his background. Ryan attended law school in California and was later admitted to the state Bar of Hawaii. However, since 2012, he has honed his litigation skills back in Toronto, where he was raised.

Unlike many other so called “employment law litigators” who claim they will go to court, Ryan Watkins walks the walk.

Although Ryan has experience handling very complex workplace cases, he also holds a special interest in representing the little guy or girl, especially in ‘David versus Goliath’ type matters, where Ryan can really make a difference for his clients.

Through his litigation practice, Ryan has also gained extensive experience in employment standards matters, employment contracts, human rights and discrimination, privacy matters, workplace safety and insurance, wrongful/constructive dismissals, union disputes and occupational health and safety.

During law school, Ryan was a member of the prestigious Law Review and his article was published in the Santa Clara Law Review Journal.

On a personal note, Ryan is an avid supporter of the Toronto Raptors and he is a proud season ticket holder.