HRPA members may soon receive exemption to certain privacy legislation

Legislative amendments expected to pass in fall 2016

HR professionals who are members of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) may soon be exempt from certain privacy legislation for the purposes of conducting workplace investigations, according to the association. 

Legislative amendments were tabled this week which, if passed, would exempt HRPA members who conduct workplace investigations from the Private Security and Investigation Services Act, 2005 (PSISA).

If the amendments pass, members in good standing will have the authority and powers to conduct investigations without having to get a private investigators licence or be regulated by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, according to the provincial government.

The bill has passed first reading and is expected to pass in the fall. 

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