On October 17, 2019, one year after Canada legalized the sale and purchase of dried and fresh cannabis, oil, seeds, and plants, the government of Canada’s amendments to the Cannabis Regulations made under the federal Cannabis Act will come into force, establishing rules for the legal production and sale of three new classes of cannabis….
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Stephen Shamie Quoted in the 2019 Lexpert US/Canada Cross-Border Guide on Cannabis in the Workplace
Hicks Morley’s Stephen Shamie was quoted by Lexpert US/Canada Cross-Border Guide in the June 14, 2019 article titled, “Cannabis in the Workplace.” The article examines employee rights and employer obligations post cannabis legalization.
Appellate Court Considers Cannabis Impairment and Accommodation Issues
In International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1620 v. Lower Churchill Transmission Construction Employers’ Association Inc., the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador judicially reviewed an arbitration decision in which the key issues were measuring impairment from cannabis use and accommodation obligations. The Arbitrator found that there is currently no way to accurately measure such…
Coverage for Medical Cannabis under Ontario’s Workers’ Compensation System [Video]
The legalization of recreational cannabis, which came into effect on October 17, 2018, has raised many questions for employers about cannabis use in the workplace, as well as potential coverage of cannabis under benefit plans. In this video, Mariana Kamenetsky and Kathryn Meehan talk about coverage for medical cannabis under Ontario’s workers’ compensation system.
OMHRA Spring 2019 ECHO Newsletter Features Articles Authored by Amanda Cohen and Jessica Toldo
The Spring 2019 issue of OMHRA’s ECHO newsletter features two articles authored by Amanda Cohen and Jessica Toldo.
Accurate Design Benefits and Insurance Agencies Inc. Workplace Webinar – FocusOn: Medical Cannabis
Overview The legalization of cannabis for recreational use and the exponential growth of people using medicinal cannabis gives rise to challenges for employers and service providers. Our speakers will provide insights into legal developments related to medical and recreational cannabis for those working in employee benefits and human resources, including the impact of cannabis on…
FTR Quarterly – Issue 12
In This Issue: Year in Review – Key Human Resources Law Developments of 2018, The Road Ahead: Human Resources Trends and Issues to Watch in 2019 and more!
Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC): 2019 Labour Relations Seminar
Over the course of two days, chief fire officers, senior municipal officials and human resource professionals hear from a team of legal experts, fire chiefs from across Ontario, and renowned international speakers that give insight, up-to-date knowledge and guidance into a wide range of labour relations issues that are currently impacting the fire service. Throughout…
WSIB Issues New Policy on Medical Cannabis
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has issued Policy 17-01-10 Cannabis for Medical Purposes (Policy) which will come into effect on March 1, 2019. The WSIB has previously covered the cost of medical cannabis in some circumstances, primarily for the relief of pain in accordance with section 33 of the Workplace Safety and Insurance…
AdvantAge Ontario Webinar: Human Resources Law – The Year in Review
Join this popular annual webinar to hear about important developments in human resources law over the past year, and the key trends to think about for 2019. Topics will include an update on: bargaining trends in the LTC sector; managing the workplace consequences of the legalization of cannabis; the labour and employment impacts of the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018; the impacts of the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 on employers; and more!