The Future is Green! Preparing your workplace for the legalization of cannabis

While cannabis use may still be controversial, what’s certain is its impending legalization in Canada (October 17, 2018), and with it, the necessity of adapting workplace policies to the new normal. As organizations across the country face the changes brought on by this legislation, a recent survey suggests that only one out of three Canadian employers feel prepared for this upcoming change in law.

The Future is Green! Preparing your workplace for the legalization of cannabis

Complimentary webinar

Date: October 4
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT
Duration: 60 minutes
Guest presenter: Emilie Paquin-Holmested | Partner | Fasken
Host: Adecco Canada

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In this live 60-minute webinar, Emilie Paquin-Holmested, Partner at Fasken, specializing in labour, employment and human rights law, will explore the anticipated impact the legalization of cannabis will have on the workplace and how businesses in Canada can prepare for and manage this new reality. She will share industry insight, best practices, and an array of applicable information to help organizations cope with this important shift in law.

This complimentary webinar will focus on:

  • New federal legislation on cannabis
  • Impact of cannabis on the workplace
  • Rights and obligations of the parties
  • Drug testing
  • Internal policy drafting

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About the presenter:

Emilie Paquin-Holmested

Emilie Paquin-Holmested is a member of the Labour, Employment & Human Rights practice group. Her practice is primarily focused on federal and provincial labour relations, employment law and human rights law. In addition to providing strategic and preventative advice, she represents clients in litigious matters before the civil courts and administrative and arbitration tribunals and guides them during collective bargaining.

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