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Does Your Organization Need the Latest Edition of The Green Book?

Posting the OHSA and Regulations is a legislated requirement Ontario workplaces covered by the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations (the Act) are required to have an up-to-date copy of the Act and applicable regulations posted in the workplace. It’s…

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Cannabis and the Workplace: What Employers and Managers Need to Know

Recreational cannabis is now legal in Canada, and with that legalization comes a lot of questions for employers and managers. A recent study by Deloitte revealed that 22 percent of the Canadian adult population consumes recreational cannabis at least occasionally,…

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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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What Employers and Employees need to Know About Distracted Driving

DISTRACTED DRIVING IS A GROWING CONCERN  In Ontario, distracted driving has become an increasing cause for concern. In 2013, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) reported that distracted driving fatalities surpassed the number of impaired and speed-related road deaths in Ontario (1).…