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Federal Government Approves Drug Testing System for Roadside Testing

With the legalization of marijuana just around the corner (October 17, 2018), regulators and employers remain concerned about the potential impact cannabis may have on an individual’s ability to work safely in a safety-sensitive environment. To date, the Federal government…

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Medical Marijuana – Undue hardship in the Context of a Safety Sensitive Workplace

Ontario’s Human Rights Code (the “Code”) protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination in the context of employment. In that regard, the Code requires employers to accommodate individuals with disability-related needs, up to the point of “undue hardship”. Accommodating an employee…

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Joint Health & Safety Committee Certification Training: Part I & Part II: What’s the Difference?

For companies with more than 20 workers, having a Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) is a must. Not only does it reduce the number of lost-time injuries, proactively control workplace hazards, and give employees a way to actively participate…