By Retail Insider
On Friday, September 21, Retail Council of Canada is hosting a half-day ‘Cannabis in Retail Forum’ conference that will focus on providing deeper clarity on how Canada’s most recent cannabis legislation will affect the retail workplace. [Register Here]
The event, which is the first-ever cannabis forum for Retail Council of Canada, will provide retail-specific insights and networking from the industry’s most forward thinkers on this topic. On October 17, cannabis will be legalized in Canada, and it’s unclear how much of an impact this will have on the workplace. What is clear, though, is that employers are concerned.
In fact, according to a new report by the Conference Board of Canada, more than half (52%) of Canadian businesses are concerned or “very concerned” with the upcoming legalization of cannabis. Their top concerns include workplace safety, impairment or intoxication at work, increased use of cannabis both inside and outside the workplace and the employer’s duty to accommodate.
Among the topics being discussed:
How to evaluate impairment from cannabis
Best practices in developing a drugs and alcohol policy
How to welcome the changes in a way that balances productivity, safety and human rights obligations
The employer’s obligations vs. the employee’s rights
Determining potential discipline for impairment on the job
The event begins in the morning and will be held at the International Centre in Mississauga. There’s a special room rate available at the Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport, 6257 Airport Road, Mississauga.
For more information — [See the Agenda]
And to attend: