Checking in on employees

What are the legal considerations when it comes to screening existing workers?
By Cristina Toteda
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/01/2015

The legality of background screening has long been of interest for employers. Can an employer subject a prospective candidate to a background check? To what extent can an employer ask a prospective candidate for references or inquire into previous criminal convictions?

But a related question merits further attention by employers: Once an employee is already hired, can an employer continue to “check in” on him?