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.
Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) Durham Chapter: An Employment and Labour Law Update
Overview Presented by Hicks Morley and the HRPA Durham Chapter Topics: Recent Employment Law and Labour Law Case Update Cannabis in the Workplace and Benefit Plan Implications ESA Update – Bill 148 and Bill 47 – What Does it Mean? Post 65 Employee Benefits Update Pay Equity Update and Maintenance Obligations Off-Duty Conduct – When…
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…
Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute Forum 2019: Embracing Innovation – Cannabis A New Reality
Overview Join us to celebrate the CPBI FORUM 50th anniversary and hear Canadian and international experts discuss current industry issues, meet colleagues and exchange best practices.
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.
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…
PLUS Canada: Moving Beyond the Stigma – Cannabis Market Risks and Rewards
Two in-depth sessions that will take you beyond the myths, stigmas and rumours surrounding the future of cannabis in Canada. Our experts will discuss cannabis hot topics from a legal, financial, insurance, investment, and employment perspective.