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Slaw: Employer monitoring employees with GPS tracking


Last week, I attended mandatory Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) certification training as a management member of my employer’s Joint Health and Safety Committee. One thing I found interesting is how employers control and monitor workplace hazards, in particular when the hazards relate to vehicles that are considered a workplace.

As you may know, Part 2 of this certification course is about learning how to identify, assess and control hazards specific to your workplace environment. I was surprised to hear many of the participants indicate that, to control business-related driving hazards, they use global positioning systems, or GPS, to help keep track of their employees, whether using an employer-provided vehicle or personal vehicle.

Read more on the topic on my latest post on Slaw

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Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B. Managing Editor

Managing Editor at First Reference Inc.
Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practiced business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 18 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Yosie is one of Canada’s best known and most respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour across the country. Read more
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