“Smoke on the water: What Canada’s marijuana laws mean for your workplace” BC Shipping News (December 2018/January 2019) 45


According to statistics, Canada has one of the highest rates of marijuana (or cannabis) use in the world and on October 17, 2018, the country became the second in the world (after Uruguay), and the first G7 nation to legalize recreational marijuana use nationally.  While adult cannabis use is not a new issue, the question of how the legalization and (the expected) resulting increase in use will affect the workplace is uncertain. The yet-to-be-seen impacts could be wide ranging — from decreased attendance and work performance to increased insurance claims. Employers are concerned, and for
good reason.

From BC Shipping News (December 2018/January 2019) 45

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Anne practices in the area of civil litigation with a focus on labour, employment and administrative law. This includes representation of employers and employees with respect to all aspects of the employment relationship, with an emphasis on wrongful dismissal, human rights, employment standards and harassment matters. Additionally, Anne has handled a broad range of cases involving the law of contracts,… view full profile »