WEBINAR: Cannabis in the Workplace 101:

What You Need to Know as an Employer

Effective October 17th 2018, the Canadian government will legalize the use of cannabis. This will no doubt disrupt every workplace in the country so how should employers prepare for this legislative change?

WelchGroup Consulting’s Managing Director, Stephan May moderated a discussion with Joël Dubois, Partner at Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall and Welch’s own Director of HR, Kathryn Hancock about how employers can navigate the legalization of cannabis as it relates to the workplace.

In this webinar, our experts break down & discuss:

  • What is changing - Overview of the new Federal & Provincial legislation/regulations surrounding cannabis in the workplace
  • Accommodating the use of cannabis (medical and recreational use)
  • Restrictions that policies will have to include (amount, possession, social events, etc.)
  • Interpretation of the rules and implications from an HR employer perspective
  • Best practices

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Meet the Speakers.

Stephan May, Mergers & Acquisitions, Managing Director, WelchGroup Consulting
Stephan brings years of experience in M&A, debt capital, private equity, advisory and restructuring services. Stephan works with companies to maximize their value and ensure a smooth transition process, whether through buying or selling your company, financing or restructuring. Prior to WelchGroup, Stephan held roles as the Managing Director for Storeyworks, a boutique finance advisory firm and the Director of Corporate Development for TUC Brands where he was responsible for all corporate development, which included, M&A, partnerships, and corporate finance.

Kathryn Hancock, Director of Human Resources
Kathryn is an experienced human resources leader with a lengthy history of working in the accounting industry. Areas of expertise include: employee relations, talent management, performance management, succession management, learning and development.

Joël Dubois , Partner of Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP
He began his career with Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall as an Associate in the Litigation Law Group in 2005. Having gained extensive expertise and successful experience in a diverse range of litigation areas including employment and labour, administrative law, disciplinary proceedings, general civil litigation, commercial litigation and intellectual property law, Joël was named Partner in 2013. Joël has represented many corporations, associations and individuals in a variety of litigation proceedings. His experience ranges from enforcing intellectual property rights to advocating for his clients in a variety of contractual disputes and employment law matters.

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