Recent changes in the workplace – Cannabis legalization and the Employment Standards Act

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Description 

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.

Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP

Nelligan O’Brien Payne is a mid-sized, multi-service law firm in Ottawa, Ontario with over 50 lawyers and is one of Eastern Ontario’s most trusted and respected law firms. Whether you are a new entrepreneur, or you operate an established global enterprise, our lawyers have the expertise and enthusiasm to provide cost effective advice and solutions to help you face today’s business environment with confidence. Our lawyers take pride in assisting clients with all stages of their business needs, including organizing and setting up a business structure, reorganization and restructuring a business, partnership agreements and shareholder agreements, mergers and acquisitions, financing of a business, business succession planning and protection of intellectual property to name a few.

To learn more, please visit our website at www.nelligan.ca or contact us at 613-238-8080 or [email protected]

*To ensure that you learn as much as possible in this session, we will send you a short survey ahead of time that will give you the opportunity to raise any questions you might have related to this topic. All questions will be treated with confidentiality.

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2018-12-04 10:00:00 2018-12-04 11:30:00 America/Toronto Recent changes in the workplace – Cannabis legalization and the Employment Standards Act Presented by Invest Ottawa partner, Description  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 […] 7 Bayview Road, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2C5
Details Posted in: Invest Ottawa Events Date: Tuesday Dec 04, 2018 Time: 10:00am-11:30am Cost: Free Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/recent-changes-in-the-workplace-cannabis-legalization-and-the-employment-standards-act-tickets-52234775620 Venue: 7 Bayview Road, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2C5
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