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Thursday, February 14, 2019 @ 1:35 PM

Imperfect science of cannabis impairment testing potleafdesk

Employers face a serious challenge in cannabis testing in the workplace — the current science cannot test for present impairment. Cannabis has unique qualities that make it unlike other drugs or alcohol. It is processed differently by the body, creates inactive byproducts and is retained in body tissue for weeks or longer. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 @ 1:14 PM - Last Updated: Friday, February 15, 2019 @ 9:37 AM

Accommodation workshop to tackle gender identity, ‘needs’ versus ‘wants’ Stephanie_Ramsay_sm

The duty to accommodate gender identity in the workplace is a “hot button issue” for employers due to it still being new territory, says a lawyer set to lecture on the subject. This will be one of several topics to be discussed during Hicks Morley’s Feb. 26 Accommodation Training Workshop in downtown Toronto ... [read more]

Monday, February 11, 2019 @ 12:26 PM

Scrubbing resumés of gender, race could help prevent bias in law firm hiring, lawyers say Hadiya Roderique

We are all biased, so the anonymizing of job applications is a key way for law firms to attain and retain diverse talent, said lawyers at Feb. 8 lecture in Toronto. Put on by the Ontario Bar Association’s Institute 2019, Strategies for Retaining Diverse Lawyers looked at inclusion and diversity in the legal profession, the lack thereof and how unconscious bias may be impacting the “experiences, retention and promotion” of women, people of colour, the disabled and those in the LGBTQ community. ... [read more]

Monday, February 11, 2019 @ 9:55 AM

CPTPP facilitates immigration of investors and professionals immigration_approved_sm

On Dec. 30, 2018, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) came into force. Article 12 of the agreement governs the temporary entry for business persons and Canada has agreed to facilitate the temporary entry of business persons under four main categories. ... [read more]

Friday, February 08, 2019 @ 10:30 AM

The pros and cons of baseball arbitration baseball_money_sm

While baseball arbitration was originally applied to labour disputes, this form of arbitration has some application in certain types of commercial disputes under the International Commercial Arbitration Act of most Canadian jurisdictions. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 07, 2019 @ 2:38 PM

Domestic or sexual harassment leaves: A natural evolution Womanwithblackeye

As the #MeToo movement went viral at the end of 2017, workplaces across the country took note. Times were changing, and employers needed to embark on a new era of workplace policies and conduct — whether or not they were ready for it. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 07, 2019 @ 12:37 PM

Aird & Berlis names three new partners

Aird & Berlis LLP announced that Meghan Cowan, Marni Pernica and Vedran Simkic have become partners of the firm. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 07, 2019 @ 10:33 AM

Scoring work authorization: Immigration for athletes lemar_derozen_sm

When Chris Bosh and DeMar DeRozan played for the Toronto Raptors, they needed work permits. But now when they come to play against the Toronto Raptors, they enter as visitors. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 07, 2019 @ 9:51 AM

Chief Justice Wagner improves public communication, brings new ideas, change to top court, CJC and NJI TLD Exclusive

Richard Wagner, Canada’s reform-minded top judge, has already overseen changes at the three major legal institutions he leads — the Supreme Court of Canada, the Canadian Judicial Council (CJC), and the National Judicial Institute (NJI) — and there are more changes to come, he advises in a wide-ranging exclusive interview. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 06, 2019 @ 3:18 PM

Fasken’s pension and benefits group gains Calgary partner

Fasken announced that partner Michael Wolpert has joined the firm’s pensions and benefits group in Calgary. ... [read more]