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Cannabis in the Workplace: Workplace Policy [Video]

By: Jacqueline J. Luksha

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.

Appellate Court Finds Employer a Derivative Federal Undertaking, Overturns OLRB Decision

By: David W. Foster

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…

Cannabis in the Workplace: Statutory Framework [Video]

By: Jacqueline J. Luksha

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.

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Chambers Canada 2019 Guide Recognizes Hicks Morley for Employment and Labour, Pensions and Benefits, and Privacy and Data Protection

Hicks Morley has been recognized in Chambers Canada 2019 Guide for Employment & Labour – Nationwide and Ontario, and Pensions & Benefits – Nationwide. The firm receives praise from clients for giving “sound advice and explaining things in a business-friendly way,” as well as for its “very strong bench” as well as its “technical expertise and promptness.”

Congratulations to our lawyers who have been recognized as notable practitioners in Chambers Canada 2019.

Ted Kovacs Recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® in Canada

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.

We Welcome Nine New Associates to the Firm

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.

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