In light of the upcoming legalization of recreational cannabis, it is critical that employers review all current policies to determine whether revisions are required. In this video, Jacqueline Luksha reviews key features of a Drug and Alcohol policy related to cannabis in the workplace. She also discusses the importance of training regarding cannabis use, and touches on policies dealing with accommodation requests.
Arbitrator Finds Nurse Not Entitled to Compensation for Time Spent Attending Re-Certification TestingBy: Lisa M. Kwasek
A recent arbitral decision, South Bruce Grey Health Centre v. Ontario Nurses’ Association, clarifies the issue of compensation for re-certification under the centrally negotiated ONA Collective Agreement with the Participating Hospitals. The two grievances raised the issue of “whether a nurse is entitled to compensation for attending testing for the purposes of re-certification required by the Hospital”.
The division of pension benefits on marriage breakdown and the determination of entitlement to death benefits often gives rise to complex administration issues, which can be compounded by the emotions of the parties involved. This learn-by-doing workshop is designed to build and enhance the specific technical skills required by HR and pension benefits professionals in the context of a pension plan member’s marriage breakdown.
In this series, David Bannon walks through some key differences in labo(u)r law that U.S. employers should know when buying, selling or operating a business in Canada.
To understand the potential impact of cannabis on the workplace, employers should be aware of prohibitions and obligations under the applicable statutes. In this video, Jacqueline Luksha describes the statutory framework in Ontario related to cannabis.Watch Video
A recent decision of the Ontario Divisional Court, Ramkey v. Labourers International Union of North America et al, has provided employers performing work in support of federally regulated undertakings welcome clarity with respect to their status. The Court found that an employer (Ramkey) which provided construction technicians to work on telecommunications networks owned by telecommunications…
To understand the potential impact of cannabis on the workplace, employers should be aware of prohibitions and obligations under the applicable statutes. In this video, Jacqui Luksha describes the statutory framework in Ontario related to cannabis – touching on the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Federal Cannabis Act, the Ontario Cannabis Act, the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, the Human Rights Code, Occupational Health and Safety Act, and the Highway Traffic Act.
Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that Ted Kovacs has been recognized by peer review as “Lawyer of the Year” in Best Lawyers® in Canada 2018 for Labour and Employment Law in the Hamilton area.
Hicks Morley is pleased to announce the hiring of nine new associates. Working out of the firm’s Toronto office are Amanda Cohen, Ashlee Common, Matin Fazelpour, Diana Holloway, Sarah Iaconis, Will McLennan, Kate Shao, and Evan Taylor. Practising out of the Waterloo office is Nicholas Smith.
Hicks Morley Ranked Seventh Worldwide and First in Canada by Who’s Who Legal: Labour & Employment 2018
Hicks Morley is ranked seventh worldwide and first in Canada by Who’s Who Legal: Labour & Employment 2018 for the amount of lawyers recognized by the directory. This edition features 1,131 lawyers from over 500 firms around the world.