Marijuana Legalization: Is Your Workplace Ready?
Date: October 24, 2017 (9:00am-10:00am)
Insight on the rights and responsibilities of employers in managing both medicinal and recreational marijuana use on the job
With the medicinal cannabis industry flourishing, the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada is now looming. However, despite the federal government’s recent announcement detailing its planned legislation, there remains a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the evolution of marijuana regulation. At this time, it is important that all employers consider the impacts of legalization on their business.
Join us to gain insight on the rights and responsibilities of employers in managing both medicinal and recreational marijuana use on the job.
Our experts will discuss:
-The importance of adapting drug and alcohol-related policies
-Why is it vital to communicate these changes organization wide.
-What must an employer consider before terminating an employee for a breach of policy?
-How can employees monitor/verify impairment? Are drug tests reasonable?
-What are the human rights and employee privacy implications associated with drug testing?
-Could a marijuana addiction constitute a disability and lead to accommodation? Best practices for handling workplace accommodation.
CPD for Lawyers: 1 Substantive Hour
CPD for HRPA and CHRP Members: 1 Hour
A link to the archived material and CPD information will be emailed to registrants one week following the webinar. Please note that we do not provide CPD certificates as hours are self-reported.
Michael guides his clients through their labour and employment law issues by providing them with practical solutions that balance their workplace legal needs with the organization’s long-term goals.
Lorenzo is Leader of the firm’s Workplace Law Group. He has practised exclusively in the area of labour and employment law for over 25 years, representing employers on all areas touching labour and employment law, both provincially and federally.