Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources
Spring Alumni Event 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017 – 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Reception to follow)

Location: Kruger Hall Commons, Woodsworth College, UofT
119 St. George Street – Main Floor

To register send an email to cirhr.alumni@utoronto.ca.
Please include your full name and RSVP by Monday June 19, 2017.

Coming Down The Pipe –
Marijuana Legalization/Medical Marijuana and the Workplace

Medical marijuana already presents unique challenges to employers attempting to balance their duty to accommodate against the safety of their employees and the general public. This issue may be exacerbated by the current plan to legalize recreational marijuana. This presentation will highlight some issues employers may want to begin considering as marijuana moves from a generally illegal substance to a generally legal one.

Bill 148, Fair Jobs, Better Wages Act, 2017: Fair to Ontario Businesses?

On June 1, 2017, the Government of Ontario introduced Bill 148: The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017. The impetus for this legislation was the issuance of the 173 recommendations outlined in the Changing Workplaces Review, which was conducted by Michael Mitchell, a veteran labour and employment lawyer, and John Murray, a former Ontario Superior Court justice. This presentation will focus on the changes sought by the Ontario government, and the potential impact of those changes on Ontario’s businesses.