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Workplace strategies: Risk of impairment from cannabis

The legalization of cannabis is expected to impact the workplace. Therefore, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has developed a whitepaper that discusses the implications associated with the use of cannabis for both therapeutic and recreational purposes.

Employer’s suspicion alone not enough to prove allegation of sick leave abuse

In the following case, an Arbitrator was unable to make a finding that an employee’s conduct was premeditated and dishonest when she took sick leave.

Employer dodges penalty after failing to adhere to re-employment obligations

The Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT) recently addressed if and when a penalty should be imposed on an employer who failed to adhere to its re-employment obligations when it comes to employees who get hurt on the job.

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Cristina Lavecchia

Cristina is an editor and researcher at First Reference. She is a licensed paralegal and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree, Political Science major at York University. During Cristina's paralegal and undergraduate studies she studied employment standards, occupational health and safety, and workplace safety and insurance. Read more
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