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HTMLMedical Marijuana in the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know
Hugo M. Alves, Carl Cunningham, Michael D. Lickver; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2015, previously published on June 25, 2014
The Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations that became effective on April 1, 2014, could substantially increase the number of Canadians who are using lawfully prescribed medical marijuana. As the number of prescribed users increases, the greater the likelihood that an employer will have one of...

 

HTMLRemember, New OSHA Reporting Requirements Go Into Effect January 1, 2015
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 15, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2014
As a reminder, OSHA’s final rule expanding employer notification requirements when a worker is killed on the job, or suffers a work related hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye goes into effect for employers in states covered by federal OSHA on January 1, 2015. OSHA contends that...

 

HTMLOntario Taking Steps to Implement GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals), Amend WHMIS Requirements
Adrian Miedema; Dentons Canada LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 10, 2015, previously published on November 20, 2014
The Ontario Ministry of Labour is proposing amendments to safety laws as part of a broader national and international initiative to implement the “Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals”, known as “GHS”, which is a worldwide system of...

 

HTMLNew OSHA Requirements for Reporting Severe Workplace Injuries Goes Into Effect on January 1st
Timothy C. Haughee; Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed Professional Association;
Legal Alert/Article
January 6, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014
Earlier this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a final rule that requires employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye. The new rule will go into effect on January 1,...

 

HTMLOSHA Updates Reporting and Recordkeeping Rule
Samuel M. Brock; Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC;
Legal Alert/Article
December 30, 2014, previously published on November 18, 2014
In the September 18, 2014 Federal Register, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) published revisions to 29 CFR Part 1904 with respect to updated reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Employers located in states under Federal OSHA jurisdiction (such as...

 

HTMLNew Ontario Safety Blitz Targets Large Number of Industrial Workplaces
Adrian Miedema; Dentons Canada LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 21, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014
The Ontario Ministry of Labour will conduct a safety blitz of industrial workplaces from November 3rd to December 14th, 2014.

 

HTMLEbola Preparedness for Employers: U.S. OSHA Launches Ebola Web Page
Adrian Miedema; Dentons Canada LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 21, 2014, previously published on October 16, 2014
The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched an Ebola Web Page for employers providing information on Ebola and how to protect workers.

 

HTMLWorker Who Spread Rumour that MOL Inspector “Paid Off” by Company, and that Company Was Closing, Was Fired for Cause
Adrian Miedema; Dentons Canada LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 21, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014
A worker who contacted a Ministry of Labour inspector with safety concerns but didn’t get the answer he wanted, and then spread rumours that the MOL inspector had been “paid off” by the company, was dismissed for cause, an Ontario judge has decided.

 

HTMLOwner/Developer Was Not Responsible for Civil Damages Sustained in a Workplace Incident 20 Years Ago
Cristina Wendel; Dentons Canada LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 21, 2014, previously published on October 6, 2014
Over 20 years after a workplace incident that seriously injured a worker, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench has dismissed the worker’s civil action against a developer.

 

HTML“An Employee Does Not Necessarily Get One Free Sexual Harassment Before He Loses His Job”, Says Arbitrator in Upholding Dismissal for Facebook Harassment, Threats
Adrian Miedema; Dentons Canada LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 21, 2014, previously published on October 21, 2014
An arbitrator has upheld the dismissal of a unionized employee for one incident of sexual harassment and threats on Facebook.

 


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