Workplace

  • Cannabis & Safety Sensitive Occupations

    Cannabis & Safety Sensitive Occupations

    Oct 19, 2018

    In the age of legalized cannabis, employers across the country are seeking to understand exactly how to react to this shift in culture. The effects of cannabis may vary from one person to the next, but one thing we know for sure is that safety sensitive occupations are at risk.

  • Marijuana and the workplace

    Marijuana and the workplace

    Jul 3, 2018

    What challenges will the impending legalization bring for employers? With Senate approvals received for the government’s Cannabis Act, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in late June that Canadians will be able to consume recreational marijuana legally as of October 17.

  • Pot legalization to impact employer

    Pot legalization to impact employer

    May 28, 2018

    With legalized recreational cannabis on the way in Canada, many employers are wondering how this will affect workplace drug policies. Employment lawyers have said that recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions on drug testing provide important guidance and can be used to inform their clients when they are developing policies.

  • The Countdown to Legalization: Marijuana and labour/employment law

    The Countdown to Legalization: Marijuana and labour/employment law

    Mar 19, 2018

    In the second video of this series, labour and employer lawyers Lior Samfiru, partner at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, and Lorenzo Lisi, partner at Aird & Berlis LLP,

  • Beyond the cultivating and harvesting

    Beyond the cultivating and harvesting

    Mar 13, 2018

    With the legalization of cannabis manufacturing, growing and processing operations by the Canadian government, licensed operators and workers in cannabis manufacturing operations will need to obey relevant health and safety laws to protect themselves from exposure hazards that could cause immediate and long-term health effects.

  • How artificial intelligence can help navigate employee cannabis use legal issues

    How artificial intelligence can help navigate employee cannabis use legal issues

    Feb 12, 2018

    With the impending legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada and the rapid rise of artificial intelligence, times are changing for Canadians.

  • Weed in the Workplace, a Primer for Employer Action

    Weed in the Workplace, a Primer for Employer Action

    Jan 18, 2018

    Employers should take a proactive approach in dealing with this changing landscape and, to this end, we have outlined some key action items below.

  • Roll ahead with workplace pot policies

    Roll ahead with workplace pot policies

    Oct 16, 2017

    Employers shouldn’t let uncertainty around the legalization of marijuana stop them from crafting workplace policies about its use, according to employment lawyers. Earlier this year, the federal government tabled bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, in Parliament.