Ontario Bill 168: Include Background Checks in Your Approach to Compliance

Bill 168 went into force on June 15, 2010. Employers could incur fines and negative publicity for failing to comply. Including workforce-wide background checks - both pre-employment and ongoing - as part of your compliance program can help employers to meet the requirements of this legislation.

Bill 168, which amends Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and went into effect in June 2010, requires Ontario employers with more than five employees to take specific steps to address the issues of workplace violence and workplace harassment.

Provincially regulated employers in Ontario that employ more than five people are required to comply with the law's new provisions. Even if an organization is headquartered outside Ontario, it may still be required to comply.

Kroll Background America (KBA) can help Ontario employers to comply with the requirements of the Bill 168 by performing background checks on both prospective and current employees. To add another layer of protection, we can also help perform certain criminal records checks for current employees on an ongoing basis.

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