This book is a practical guide to alcohol and drug policies, their development, implementation and enforcement. It is an essential resource for Canadian employers and their advisers who are faced with the increasingly complex problem of workplace substance use and abuse.
Alcohol and Drugs in the Canadian Workplace canvases the relevant health and safety legislation, human rights and labour and employment law that must be considered when formulating defensible policies. With materials dealing with the contentious issue of the disparity in workplace drug/alcohol testing in the US and in Canada and the potential problems for companies who have cross border operations, this guide is unmatched in the Canadian marketplace.
Comprehensive Strategies and Practical Advice
A Vital Tool For Human resources managers of Canadian companies and human resources managers of US companies that have Canadian operations In-house counsel with Canadian companies and in-house counsel with US companies that have Canadian operations Unions and union representatives Canadian and American lawyers interested in alcohol and drug policies and alcohol and drug testing
Norm Keith, B.A., LL.B., CRSP, is a partner in the Toronto office of Gowlings, a member of the National Employment and Labour Practice Group and head of the firm’s National Occupational Health and Safety Practice Group which is made up of lawyers and OHS consultants specializing in occupational health and safety law and workers’ compensation. Norm has successfully defended more than 1,000 charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, related statutes and regulations. He also advises on matters including privacy law, labour and employment law, human rights, judicial reviews, and fiduciary duty lawsuits. Mr. Keith is an accomplished speaker and author of a number of leading texts including Workplace Health & Safety Crimes (LexisNexis Canada, 2004).
Ailsa Wiggins, B.A., LL.B., LL.M., is Special Counsel in the Toronto office of Gowlings where she is a member of the National Employment and Labour Practice Group. Ailsa was counsel with the law department of Imperial Oil Limited in Toronto for nearly 25 years. She was responsible for the employment law issues facing Imperial, including its groundbreaking alcohol and drug testing policy. Ailsa has written and spoken extensively on the topic of alcohol and drug policies. She is an executive member of the Labour Relations Section of the Ontario Bar Association. At Gowlings she provides advice in all aspects of employment law including the drafting and interpretation of alcohol and drug policies, other employment policies, contracts of employment, consulting agreements, termination agreements and employment benefit plans. She also provides advice on wrongful dismissal, employment standards, human rights and harassment, and training in the form of in-house seminars to human resources professionals and business people on a wide range of employment topics.
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