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Medical marijuana acceptable medical expense

Canada legalizes marijuana

The Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association (CMCIA) announced that the Canada Revenue Agency, in a letter dated August 24, 2015, officially confirmed that medical cannabis purchased by an individual from a licensed producer under Health Canada’s Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) would be an allowable medical expense under the Income Tax Act.

 

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HR in the news: From unpaid internships to alcohol testing policies

It seems a lot of heated HR issues have begun to resurface in the news recently. From the accommodation of medical marijuana to the legality of unpaid internships, these are some issues that have been plaguing HR professionals in recent years.

 

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HRinfodesk poll result and commentary: Do you know what the Globally Harmonized System is?

Well it seems not many people know about the Globally Harmonized System. When we asked in our poll of April 19, 2013, “Do you know what the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is?” Out of 221 respondents, 140 (63.35 percent) said no. The rest of the respondents either knew about GHS (59/26.70 percent) or were not sure (22/9.95 percent). So, what is the Globally Harmonized System?

 

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Slaw: Should workers’ compensation pay for injured worker’s medical marijuana?

A recent Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench decided that an injured worker should have his case heard on its merit to determine if his medical marijuana should be paid for by workers’ compensation.

 

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Slaw: Federal government launches workplace mental health standards initiative

Since the economic burden of mental disorders in Canada has been estimated at $51-billion per year, with almost $20-billion of that coming from workplace losses, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has launched a collaborative project with the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ) and the standards division of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA Standards) to create a voluntary national standard for mentally healthy workplaces. The standard aims to…

 

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The season of stress?

What types of pressures you’re feeling this season—both at and away from work—and how do you deal with them? My coping method is to pray desperately for vacation (four days away!) and think about how great I’ll feel in the new year.

 

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