Accommodating Medical Marijuana

Accommodating medicinal cannabis requires balancing an employee’s rights under the Human Rights Code with an employer’s obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act to take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of workers. These obligations are especially pronounced in workplaces that include safety-sensitive positions.

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.

Tourism Industry Association of Ontario: Tourism Issues Forum

Overview “Cannabis — Turning Over a New Leaf” Hicks Morley is a law firm that specializes in Employment Law, Human Rights and Occupational Health and have been recognized as experts on the topic of cannabis. Whether you are an employer dealing with cannabis in the workplace, a service provider encountering impaired customers, Hicks Morley can assist…

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…