HR Professionals Now Publishes an Article by Allison MacIsaac on Accommodating the Use of Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

Hicks Morley’s Allison MacIsaac authored an article in HR Professional Now titled “Accommodating The Use of Medical Marijuana in the Workplace.” The article discusses the more prevalent use of medical marijuana and how employers are being encouraged to ensure they meet their legal obligations towards employees requiring its use. The article also discusses the employer’s obligation to accommodate the use of…

2017 HRPA Annual Conference & Tradeshow

Topic New and Evolving Issues in Workplace Accommodation Workplace accommodation is one of the most challenging issues facing both employers and service providers. Legal developments emerging from human rights tribunals, arbitration boards and courts across Canada have imposed additional challenges, expanded obligations, and the need to think outside the box as employers and service providers…

Guelph and District HRPA Employee Relations Peer Networking Meeting

Topic Attendance Management Programs and Avoiding Legal Pitfalls The one hour session will review the issues related to developing and implementing an Attendance Management Program.  This often raises problems with union grievances, or human rights complaints, therefore a good understanding of the human rights code and accommodation principles, as well as some WSIB and ESA…

Catherine Peters Discussed Accommodating Mental Health Issues on Campus on The Agenda

Hicks Morley’s Catherine Peters participated in a panel discussion titled, “Reasonable Accommodation? Necessary or Not?” on The Agenda with Steve Paikin on March 30, 2017. Catherine and her fellow panelists spoke about accommodating student mental health issues on post-secondary campuses. “Accommodation is about leveling the playing field,” Catherine explained, “not about creating unfair advantage.” View video

HRPA Ottawa Dine and Learn

The Dine and Learn is a moving dinner featuring a dynamic line up of speakers addressing issues relevant to the complex business environment which we navigate. Topic Medical Marijuana in the Workplace