The Toronto Transit Commission has received the green light to do random drug and alcohol testing on 10,000 of its employees, including those in safety-sensitive jobs, designated management positions and all executives.
With the landscape around recreational and medical cannabis rapidly evolving in Canada, how is technology keeping pace to ensure that impairment is detectable on the roads and in the workplace?
On Friday all the major media outlets were reporting on the decision by the Nova Scotia Human Rights board, which directed Gordon Skinner’s benefit provider to cover his medical cannabis expenses.
As if navigating the increasingly complex process of designing company-sponsored benefits plans wasn’t challenging enough, medical cannabis has now entered the equation. If you haven’t received a request for medical cannabis coverage from an employee yet, you likely will soon.
The Government's Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation released their final report today. These recommendations are not binding but will be used as the foundation for the cannabis legalization legislation tabled in Spring 2017.
Having a policy and educating employees can go a long way to ward off unwanted behaviour. However, there is still a risk that even an educated employee may be impaired at work.
Yesterday there were nine states with marijuana legalization on their ballots. Five states -Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada – voted on the legalization of recreational marijuana use. In another four states - Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota – residents voted on legalizing medical cannabis.
Today, the results are in.
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