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As a valued friend of Verity, you are invited to an exclusive complimentary breakfast event. Join employment and labour lawyers from Sherrard Kuzz LLP for a discussion on how the legalization of medical marijuana will change the face of drug management in the workplace.



Thursday, April 20, 2017
Verity International Limited
200 King Street West, Suite 1301, Toronto
7:30 a.m. Networking & Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Presentation
9:30 a.m. Q&A and Wrap-up 

Event Overview
Managing employee use (and abuse) of drugs and alcohol in the workplace is a complex and challenging issue. The legalization of one of the most widely used illegal drugs, marijuana, is expected as early as this Spring, and employees already have easy access to medical marijuana which has created a litany of conflicts between an employer’s duty to accommodate and safety obligations. In this session, Shana French and Ashley Brown of Sherrard Kuzz LLP, one of Canada’s leading employment and labour law firms representing management, will share their knowledge and expertise on the following issues:
  • Myths and facts about marijuana
  • How an employer can balance the duty to accommodate with the requirement to ensure a healthy and safe workplace
  • What an employer must accommodate and what it need not
  • What an employer can do to prepare for the legalization of marijuana
  • The latest judicial pronouncements on drug and alcohol testing in the workplace
Space is limited, please RSVP with Elyia Morgan at emorgan@verityintl.com or 416.862.2290 before April 13th. We look forward to having you joining us.
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Ashley B. Brown

Ashley is a skilled lawyer whose practice is dedicated to providing proactive and practical advice and representation to management in many areas of employment and labour law with a particular focus on human rights and accommodation, attendance management, employment contracts, employment standards,  training, and policy development and implementation. More. . .
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Shana French

Shana represents employers in a wide range of employment and labour law issues, with a primary focus on human rights and accommodation, employment and labour issues in transactions, attendance management, employment contracts, employment standards,  training, policy development and implementation, sale or closure and wrongful dismissal litigation. More. . .