Legalized Cannabis: Workplace Training

Date and Time

Starts:08/14/2018 8:30 AM

Ends:08/14/2018 4:30 PM

Event Type: Seminar

7 Hours Hour(s)

Yorkville Conference Center 150 Bloor St W, 2nd FL Toronto, ON


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What does legal cannabis mean for your workplace? How do you balance the responsibility to keep your workplace safe and productive with your employees' right to privacy? How does medical cannabis factor into the equation? These challenges and more will be thoroughly discussed during this workplace training – as well as provide a path forward to ease the transition for HR professionals provided by a series of legal and HR experts.

The program will be a day-long program to education, train and prepare HR professionals for the imminent legalization of adult-use recreational cannabis in Ontario and throughout Canada. Legal cannabis adds to the workplace challenges already posed by the increasing use of medical cannabis. This training will help HR professionals understand the legal and regulatory landscape for cannabis and workplaces, enabling them to prepare and implement policies that will adhere to federal and provincial standards.

Learning objectives:

  • To understand what legalized cannabis means for Canadians;
  • To understand the responsibilities of HR professionals related to legalize cannabis;
  • To appreciate and plan for the duties to accommodate for medical cannabis patients;
  • To plan for safety sensitive jobs at work in the age of recreational cannabis;
  • To learn from other jurisdictions what the impact on workplaces has been when cannabis is legal recreationally;
  • To plan for policies to have in place prior to legalization.

Who should attend?

The primary target audience is HR and health & safety professionals who feel uneasy or unprepared for legalized cannabis and what it means for their workplace.

The secondary target audience is business owners or other executives tasked with preparing their workplace for legalization.

Speaker bio(s)
Speaker Gareth Price

Gareth Price,  Lawyer

Many workplace lawyers claim they go to court. However, most of them are primarily negotiators first, and litigators only when necessary. This is where Gareth Price is far different than his peers.

If you need a workplace lawyer with real courtroom experience, Gareth Price offers that skill. Gareth was a Barrister in the United Kingdom for nearly 8 years where he worked at Parklane Plowden, a premiere advocacy chambers based in Leeds and Newcastle. Gareth also gained experience in the commercial litigation department of one of Canada’s best-known law firms.

The legal system in the UK is different than in Canada. If you are a Barrister in the UK, your job is to take cases to and through trial. There are only a handful of lawyers in Canada that can stake claim to this distinction. Gareth is one of them.

Gareth graduated at the top of his class at law school and has an LL.M. from McGill University, which is recognized as one of Canada’s premiere law school programs. Gareth was also a Fox Scholar, which is a prestigious opportunity awarded to only two candidates each year, providing him with the opportunity to train at the Inns of Court in London, England where he received tutelage from leading barristers and judiciary in the UK.

Gareth’s peers and past clients have described him as exercising shrewd judgment and a tenacious wit in the courtroom.

Gareth knows that legal matters are rarely straightforward. He approaches his work recognizing that the issues involved are sensitive and stressful for his clients. Consequently, he aims to provide effective, efficient and practical advice that achieves the best outcome for the client.

As a long-suffering supporter of Sheffield Wednesday (a football, not ‘soccer’ club), he has learned how to take and, more importantly, respond to setbacks. Dealing with problems and complications in client matters is part of the job. Gareth offers representation that is alive to these concerns.

Gareth is pleased to assist with your workplace legal disputes.