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Up in Smoke? Impact of Legalization of Cannabis in the Workplace

January 15, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Presenter: Jamie Jurczak, Taylor McCaffrey LLP

Recreational cannabis has now been legalized, and workplaces have to take steps to ensure that they are putting appropriate measures in place to address this new reality. This seminar will discuss the current state of the law as it relates to legalization of recreational cannabis, and how recreational use differs from medically prescribed use, and provide practical tips on how to address the safety concerns posed by drug use in the workplace.

NOTE: Please feel free to bring a snack or brown bag lunch to make the most of this session.

Attendees will learn the following:

1. Laws surrounding legal cannabis use
2. Various safety and human rights issues imposed by those using and/or impaired by cannabis and other drugs in the workplace
3. Practical tips to manage the risks posed by use/impairment of cannabis in the workplace in a legal way

Jamie Jurczak is a Partner with the law firm Taylor McCaffrey LLP, where she practices as a member of their labour and employment law and civil litigation practice groups. Experienced in all facets of management-side labour and employment law, including human rights, wrongful dismissals, grievance and interest arbitration, her practice has a special focus on occupational health and safety (OHS) matters. She is recognized as a leading practitioner in OHS and Workplace Human Rights by the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.

This seminar is available for remote participants via webinar (i.e., from a computer, tablet or smartphone). Please choose “Online” at registration. The day before the event, we will send you a confirmation email with the link to join the seminar online.

Online registration will close at 12:00 p.m. the day prior to the event. To register past this deadline, contact us at 204.253.4888.


January 15, 2019
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (Old City Hall in St. Boniface | Ancien Hôtel de ville Saint-Boniface)
219, boul. Provencher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, R2H 0G4 Canada