2018 has been a year of change for the workplace with updates to the Employment Standards Act coming into effect early in the year and the recent decriminalization of recreational cannabis.
Jim Anstey, a lawyer with Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP’s employment law group, is one of the firm’s experts on the legal implications of cannabis in the workplace. Despite the somewhat hazy picture, the rules around cannabis in the workplace are becoming increasingly clear. The challenge for employers is ensuring their workplace policies – and approach to managing staff – match the law. Jim recommends that businesses and organizations take certain precautions to ensure their expectations around recreational cannabis are clear.
Jim will also speak on the key changes to the Employment Standards Act and it’s impacts on Ontario businesses.