British Columbia Chapter Meetings & Events

ACSESS BC Chapter Legal Session: How Marijuana Legalization Will Affect the Workplace

Summary of Presentation:

Leading up to October, there had been much talk around how the legal, social and political landscape of Canada is changing as the purchase of recreational cannabis becomes legal. Companies must ensure that they are aware, diligent and proactive with regards to workplace impacts and the responsibility of employers. At the presentation, we will briefly review the state of the law with regards to medical and recreational marijuana and the recent changes made. Further, we will explore the impacts legalization will have on the workplace including employers’ rights and employees’ obligations and discuss best practices and strategies for organizations providing recruitment and/or temporary staffing services. 

Date: Friday, November 2, 2018
Location: Bentall 5 Conference Centre, Ground Floor
550 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
(The Conference Centre is located in the breezeway between Cactus Club Café and YWCA)
Presenter:  Lindsie M. Thomson – Partner, Harris
Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Fee: $35.00 (members) and $45.00 (non-members)
RSVP: acsess@acsess.org or 1-888-232-4962

Please note: Continental breakfast with coffee/tea and juice will be provided to the attendees

About Lindsie M. Thomson:

Lindsie is Partner at Western Canada’s largest management-side employment and labour law firm, Harris. Founded in 1992, Harris is home to leading lawyers in each of their practice areas. Lindsie’s labour and employment law practice is a mix of day-to-day interaction with clients on labour, employment and human rights issues, as well as representation of employers in labour arbitrations, labour relations board hearings, human rights tribunal proceedings, employment standards proceedings and in appeals to the BC Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. 

A believer in practical, straightforward advice, she works to help employers identify problems early, so they can manage their workforces more easily. When a problem does arise, she uses the law to find a durable and effective solution. Lindsie regularly advises employers on collective agreement interpretation, discipline investigations, policy drafting, governance issues, and accommodation and human rights issues.