Cannabis Act Regulations Now Available

The federal government has finalized the regulations in support of the Cannabis Act. They include: Cannabis Regulations Industrial Hemp Regulations Qualifications for Designation as Analyst Regulations (Cannabis) Regulations Amending and Repealing Certain Regulations Made under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Cannabis Act (Police Enforcement) Regulations The Cannabis Act comes into force on October 17,…

Cannabis Act in Force October 17, 2018

The federal government has announced October 17, 2018 as the date on which the Cannabis Act comes into force. The Act was passed by the Senate on June 19, 2018. For more information, see our FTR Now of June 20, 2018 “Cannabis Act In Force October 17, 2018: Preparing Your Workplace.” Editor’s Note: The Cannabis…

FTR Now on the New Smoke-Free Ontario Act Mentioned in Benefits and Pensions Monitor

An FTR Now written by Hicks Morley’s Maureen M. Quinlan was mentioned in the May 30, 2018 Benefits and Pensions Monitor Daily News Alert. The alert summarizes the FTR Now titled “New Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 in Force July 1, 2018: What Employers Should Know“, which discusses the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 (SFO Act) and it specifically addresses the use of medical cannabis.

Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) Northwestern Ontario – HR Employment and Labour Law Conference

Overview The 2018 HR Employment and Labour Law Conference will challenge the way employers think about human resources. The conference will feature speakers and subject-matter experts from prominent law firms in Thunder Bay and Toronto on a variety of subjects, including Human Rights and Health and Safety Case Law, Social Media use, Employer Obligations for…

Labour Notes® Newsletter Features Article by Jessica Toldo on an HRTO Decision on Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

The April 30, 2018 issue of Labour Notes® newsletter features an article authored by Hicks Morley lawyer Jessica Toldo. In this article “HRTO Finds No Discrimination Where Use of Medical Marijuana at Worksite Breached Zero Tolerance Policy”, Jessica examines a recent decision of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) which found that an employer did not discriminate against the applicant when his employment was terminated for smoking marijuana while at work…