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Category Archives: Drugs and Alcohol

Conference Board of Canada: Medical marijuana in the workplace

Stuart’s presentation for a Conference Board of Canada webinar on medical marijuana in the workplace – managing challenges without going up in smoke. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)


How to Respond to Requests for Accommodation

The workplace is no longer what it used to be, and the circumstances that an employer must accommodate continue to expand. Be it childcare arrangements, medicinal marijuana, or transgender accommodation, human rights continue to impact the workplace. Employers expose themselves to significant liability if they fail to respond to these requests appropriately. Unfortunately, many make the mistake of dismissing unusual requests […]


Global Toronto: Five Things You Should Never Do at the Office Holiday Party

Natalie appears on the Global Toronto Morning Show to discuss best practices when attending or hosting a company holiday party. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)


Drug Testing in the Workplace – An Update

Nobody likes tests. I remember school days when pop quizzes always meant wondering if you remembered everything, or whether what the teacher taught that day you were sick would be on the questions she asked. In today’s workplace, tests are still looked upon as something you wish you could just skip, or avoid altogether. As the firm’s latest First Reference […]


Accommodating Medical Marijuana in the Workplace, Part 2

My latest Canadian HR Law blog was posted live from Moncton, N.B., where I was recently part of the Medavie Blue Cross Benefits3 Conference. The organizers kindly invited me to speak on the issue of accommodation of medical marijuana in the workplace. I enjoyed the conference, as well as the numerous questions that I received and discussions that I engaged in […]


Presentation – Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

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 Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

Join us for a LinkedIn Q&A on this topic on Thursday, Oct. 1st at 11am EST. Canadian law has long recognized the medicinal value of marijuana, which has been used as a treatment option for a large variety of conditions including chronic pain, arthritis, cancer, HIV/AIDS, epilepsy and more. Recently a number of developments in the law have changed how […]


Holidays in the Workplace

In my latest Canadian HR Law Blog post, I discuss the myriad of issues that can arise in the workplace during the upcoming holiday season. These include discrimination, drinking and driving, harassment, among other concerns. Generally speaking, holidays and holiday parties can be an opportunity to improve worker morale, or they can have the opposite effect if not handled properly, […]



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