How to Prepare Your Workplace for the Aftermath of Marijuana Legalization

With cannabis being decriminalized under federal legislation on October 17, 2018 — roughly six months ago — many employers have tried to anticipate how this has and/or will impact their workplaces. Undoubtedly, in-house policy is key, but leaders should set...

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Workplace Policies Primed for Recreational Marijuana Legislation?

By Erez Harel 2018 may be a bit hazier for employers than in previous years with the federal government’s introduction of legalized possession of marijuana slated for July1. With this legislation, concerns and considerations around accommodation come to mind, and as...

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Testing the Limits: Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace

By Ray Baker, MD The Problem Alcohol and other drug problems afflict 10 per cent of the working population, negatively affecting attendance, performance, behaviour and safety.  While facing significant liability and employee privacy constraints, employers must accommodate persons with disabilities including...

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Controlling Seasonal Party Alcohol Consumption

By Robert Smithson It’s that time of year when good boys and girls start looking ahead to receiving gifts and their parents anticipate the seasonal office party. Controlling alcohol consumption at those parties substantially increases the odds of parents, and...

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Managing Addiction in the Workplace

Dealing with substance use in the workplace begins by having a clear drug and alcohol policy that all staff are familiar with, according to New Brunswick addiction consultant Nicholas Barry, who is hired by companies to go into workplaces...

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