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Smoke-Free Ontario Act

Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with the bill that will legalize marijuana and the new smoke-free rules related to cannabis, as well as a successful challenge to the right to terminate group benefits for employees aged 65 and older.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with: a case that looks at employment relationships, particularly between dependent and independent contractors; a case that looks at workplace accommodation for an employee who uses medical marijuana; and proposed amendments to Ontario legislation in relation to the public use of e-cigarettes and medical marijuana, that would have a variety of impacts on the public, businesses, and employers.

 

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Protection from second-hand smoke from e-cigarettes and medical marijuana in Ontario

On March 10, 2016, the Ontario government proposed amendments to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, the Electronic Cigarettes Act, 2015 and its regulations (Ontario Regulation 48/06 and Ontario Regulation 337/15), in relation to the public use of e-cigarettes and medical marijuana, that would have a variety of impacts on the public, businesses and employers in Ontario.

 

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Trucker fined for smoking in his vehicle considered at work

This month, an Ontario truck driver was fined $305 for smoking in his vehicle, because it is also considered his workplace. Under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, smoking is prohibited at all workplaces in the province, and this includes a vehicle that is deemed a place of work in the Act. This makes me wonder…

 

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