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Medically authorized marijuana is currently legal in Canada and in 2018 it is expected that recreational marijuana will become legal as well. Employers should take a proactive approach in dealing with this changing landscape. (In PDF)
The Ontario Pay Equity Commission is reviewing the many changes that are part of the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act (Bill 148) and implications for pay equity compliance.
The federal government is looking into more changes to parental leave and employment insurance benefits. They are in the process of consulting with experts on various options on how to create dedicated leave for new fathers and a new EI benefit similar to what exists in Quebec.