Date: June 21, 2017
Time: 12-1:30 EST (including Q&A)
Title: Marijuana in the Workplace: A Balancing Act
Speaker: Paul Lalonde, Partner, Dentons Canada LLP
The use of “medical marijuana” is on the rise and the Trudeau election promise of “legalizing marijuana” is underway. This seminar will help HR and OHS managers understand and manage the many workplace legal risks associated with marijuana and other substances, legal and otherwise. We will cover:
- The current state of the law;
- Who’s using medical marijuana and why;
- Drug use and fitness for duty;
- The human rights duty to accommodate; and
- Alcohol and drug testing policies.
About the speaker
Paul Lalonde joined Dentons Canada LLP’s Toronto office in 2014 as a Partner. He focuses on government contracting law, international trade, anti-corruption and international arbitration. Mr. Lalonde has represented clients in numerous government contracting disputes, including before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, the Federal Court of Canada and provincial tribunals. His expertise encompasses anti-dumping and countervail investigations, customs, import and export controls, international sanctions, anti-corruption compliance and investigations and international business. Mr. Lalonde has the distinction of being one of the few practitioners listed as a leader in international trade law in Lexpert, Chambers Global, the Legal Post and the Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers.