In December 2021, the Ontario government passed Bill 27 – Working for Workers Act, 2021 requiring employers with 25 or more employees to create a “Disconnecting from Work Policy” by June 2, 2022. The Ontario government is following the lead of France, Spain and Portugal — all of which have adopted similar legislation in recent
We are excited to share with you the BNN Bloomberg article, “As new work realities set in, here’s what employees should know.” Kevin Coon was interviewed for this article which addresses how employees should handle finances related to the workplace, including home office expenses, filing taxes, paid sick leave, and knowing what they can expect…
An employee’s use of intoxicants, like marijuana, can adversely affect the work environment by:
- compromising the ability of employees to perform their job duties;
- threatening the health and safety of the employee and his or her co-workers; and
- undermining the employer’s reputation.
It is no surprise, then, that employees who are found to be under the influence at work often face discipline.
Yet, the rise of marijuana as a treatment for disabling medical conditions (such as epilepsy, chronic pain or post-traumatic stress disorder) has caused this once relatively “clear” issue to become more complex.
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