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Workplace Harassment Policies – Did You Know It's The Law?
Workplace policies provide guidance and direction to employees on topics such as vacation accrual and time off, internet and email usage, and scheduling overtime.
Canada
25 Jan 2019
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Legal Cannabis Is Here – Are Your Workplace Policies Up To Date?
After months of anticipation, on October 17, 2018, Canadians awoke to legal cannabis. Have your workplace policies been updated to reflect this new legal reality?
Canada
25 Oct 2018
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Cannabis Legalization And Farm Safety Considerations
The occupational health and safety risks associated with farming have long been known. The introduction of recreational (legalized) cannabis
Canada
9 Jul 2018
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Workplace Harassment Investigations: What Employers Need To Know
Conflict between employees and misconduct by employees is a fact of employment life in most workplaces. An employer may be required to conduct an investigation into incidents...
Canada
5 Jul 2018
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Labour And Privacy Update
In Toronto Elementary Catholic Teachers / Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association v. Toronto Catholic District School Board, 2017 CanLII 37597 (ON LRB), the Ontario Labour Relations Board...
Canada
31 May 2018
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"Owners" Of Forestry Licenses In British Columbia Can Receive Administrative Penalties, Even If The Owner Is Not The Injured Worker's Employer
May 18, 2018: the Supreme Court of Canada releases its decision in West Fraser Mills Ltd. v. British Columbia (Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal), 2018 SCC 22. Click here for the full text of the SCC's decision.
Canada
30 May 2018
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"Owners" Of Forestry Licenses In British Columbia Can Receive Administrative Penalties, Even If The Owner Is Not The Injured Worker's Employer
May 18, 2018: the Supreme Court of Canada releases its decision in West Fraser Mills Ltd. v. British Columbia (Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal), 2018 SCC 22. Click here for the full text of the SCC's decision.
Canada
30 May 2018
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Get Ready: New Occupational Health And Safety Legislation Will Soon Be In Effect In Alberta
Following closely on the heels of its changes to the Labour Relations Code and the Employment Standards Code, Alberta has passed new occupational health and safety legislation.
Canada
25 May 2018
9
Medical Marijuana Loses Its Appeal – The Skinny On Skinner Part 1
In earlier blogs, we have discussed the curious case of Wayne Skinner and his quest for medical marijuana funding under his union's insurance plan.
Canada
18 May 2018
10
Workplace Impairment: The Latest For Employers On Recreational Cannabis Use
During our recent seminars, we commented on the legal issues arising from the use of cannabis in the workplace and offered strategies to assist employers to comply with their obligations
Canada
17 May 2018
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Alberta Court Of Appeal Allows Apportionment Of Fault For An Accident Between A WCB-Covered Employer And A Non WCB-Covered Party
The Alberta Court of Appeal has just released McIver v. McIntyre ("McIver"), a decision that should help vehicle owners, leasing companies, insurers, and employers, sleep a little easier at night.
Canada
3 May 2018
12
Alberta Court Confirms Legal Test For Assessing Appropriateness Of Post-Incident Drug And Alcohol Testing
Think alcohol and drug testing is always an appropriate response to a workplace accident? Think again.
Canada
24 Apr 2018
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Santé Et Sécurité Au Travail : Quand Le Raccourci Sur Un Chantier Devient Un Homicide
Pour un employeur, prendre les mesures nécessaires pour assurer la sécurité du travailleur, c'est une obligation. Les employeurs récalcitrants l'ont depuis longtemps appris ...
Canada
16 Mar 2018
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How To Avoid The Summertime Blues: Employers Facing Safety Issues With Legalization Of Cannabis
Drug and alcohol impairment in the workplace has long been a concern for employers.
Canada
14 Mar 2018
15
Cannabis In The Workplace: What To Expect And What Not To Expect From WorkSafeBC
The impact of drug and alcohol impairment on workplace safety is obvious and frequently tragic.
Canada
14 Mar 2018
16
The Importance Of Workplace Safety
With the 2014 introduction of The Saskatchewan Employment Act, and the repeal of The Occupational Health and Safety Act, fines for workplace fatalities in Saskatchewan rose ...
Canada
28 Feb 2018
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Legalization Of Marijuana: Managing This New Workplace Reality
With the expected coming into force in July 2018 of Bill C-45, which intends to legalize the recreational use of marijuana...
Canada
14 Feb 2018
18
Accommodating The Use Of Cannabis In The Workplace
The Canadian government introduced Bill C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act, in the House of Commons on April 13, 2017 and has indicated it intends to bring the legislation into force no later than July, 2018.
Canada
13 Feb 2018
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Impact Of Cannabis Legalization On Workplace Policies: Are Employers Ready?
The start of a new year is often a time for setting objectives and preparing for the year ahead.
Canada
2 Feb 2018
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Ontario Government Proposing To Increase OHSA Fines
On November 14, 2017, the Ontario government introduced Bill 177, namely, the Stronger, Fairer Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017.
Canada
22 Dec 2017
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