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Cannabis Act - Bill C45

It's happening again..... more new legislation for employers to ponder......

On June 19, 2018, the Senate of Canada passed the final version of the Cannabis Act Bill C-45, which will come into effect on October 17, 2018.

The Ontario Government already has strict rules in place to ensure workplace safety. Consuming recreational cannabis in the workplace is illegal, and will continue to be after legalization. Employers should know the rules surrounding medical cannabis as they will be required to address any workplace hazards that arise. Marijuana consumption has a decades-old stigma, and since stigmas go hand in hand with misinformation and confusion, it is important for employers to understand the legislation and clearly communicate workplace expectations, responsibilities, and policies with their staff. Being proactive and implementing the right policies and programs can help ensure your business operations are not adversely affected.

HR Professional Katherine Englander and lawyer Lance Ceaser from Ceaser Work Counsel will be hosting the workshops.

8:00 am breakfast and networking (Breakfast is included in the price of your ticket.)

8:30 workshop (approximately one hour plus question period)

HR Partners 4 Business will be holding ‘Weed in the Workplace’ breakfast workshops for employers in

Tillsonburg (October 16, 2018),

St. Thomas (October 18, 2018),

Woodstock (October 26, 2018),

London (October 31, 2018) and

Strathroy (November 14, 2018).

You can register on Eventbrite or by calling 519-494-2936 and doing an etransfer. For further information contact


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