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Weed in the Workplace Webinar

March 7, 2017 [Ayr, ON] – The legalization of marijuana is scheduled for spring or summer 2017. What does this mean for Canadian employers? Employers should be aware that marijuana has a variety of impairment effects, including reduced reaction times, irritability, loss of focus, lethargy, disengagement with reality and poor decision making.

On Thurs. Mar. 30, Rodney Employment Law and DriverCheck will host a webinar titled, “Weed in the Workplace” that will address challenges in the workplace in relation to medical marijuana and its pending legalization.

Through this webinar, the challenges of cannabis in the workplace and the potential impact it will have on employers and employees will be discussed. Employers will be educated on the effects of marijuana on one’s duty to perform safety sensitive roles and the legal do’s and don’ts of marijuana in the workplace, including the implementation of testing programs; the legal accommodation of medical marijuana in the workplace and best practices for the implementation of workplace drug policies and programs.

What You Will Learn:

• The impact of marijuana on workplace safety
• What is CANNABIS?
• Medical ‘Indications’ for marijuana
• What are safety sensitive jobs?
• Best practices for alcohol and drug testing in the workplace
• Duty to accommodate medical marijuana under Human Rights
• Balancing legalities of workplace safety versus human rights
• Legal considerations for alcohol and drug policies/programs

If you’re interested in attending this educational webinar, please contact Rodney Employment Law, or register online.

Tel: (905) 695-5995 ext. 114 Email:

Register online: Weed in the Workplace Webinar

The event is just $59.99 to attend, however, if you are a client of Rodney Employment Law, MaxPeople HRessentials or DriverCheck, the session is free to attend.

About the Facilitators:

Dr. Melissa Snider-Adler
Chief Medical Review Officer at DriverCheck

Dr. Snider-Adler is the Chief Medical Review Officer for DriverCheck. Her background is in Family Medicine, but now works primarily in the field of Addiction Medicine. She has been providing Opioid Agonist Therapy in multiple practice settings throughout Ontario for the last sixteen years.

Dr. Snider-Adler is certified as a Medical Review Officer by the American Association of Medical Review Officers. She is also certified as a Physician practicing Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Snider-Adler is an Assistant Professor at Queen’s University Department of Family Medicine. She was one of the authors of the 2011 Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program Standards and Clinical Guidelines and continues to work as a Peer Assessor for the College of Physician and Surgeons of Ontario where she also sits on the Methadone Assessors Committee. Dr. Snider-Adler is qualified as an Expert Witness for Addictions as well as for Drug Testing Interpretation in the Ontario Court of Justice, and as such gives expert testimony in the field across Canada.

Lastly, one of Dr. Snider-Adler’s favourite opportunities is to be able to educate companies, physicians and the community about workplace substance abuse and addiction prevention and treatment through talks and speaking engagements across Canada.

Miriam Anbar
Associate Employment Lawyer, Rodney Employment Law

Miriam Anbar is an associate employment lawyer at Rodney Employment Law. In her practice, Miriam handles a broad spectrum of employment and labour matters, including but not limited to wrongful dismissals, employment standards, employment contracts, human resources law, workplace safety and insurance, human rights, and occupational health and safety. Miriam assists both employers and employees, and she strives to provide practical strategies to solve complex workplace issues.

Prior to her legal career, Miriam worked as an HR Manager, which allowed her to gain valuable experience in human resources and employee relations. Miriam acquired significant insight into the needs of both employers and employees, which allows her to better understand what her clients are looking for.