Published Articles

October 2018

  • Off the Shelf

    Reinventing Jobs: A 4-Step Approach for Applying Automation to Work

    By Ravin Jesuthasan and John W. Boudreau Harvard Business Review, 2018


    There is a lot of fear and hype about how AI and automation will affect our organizations, but mostly, how many jobs might be lost.

  • How Will Cannabis Legalization Impact the Workforce?

    By Melanie Drouin, Great Place to Work Canada


    With the legalization of cannabis taking effect this month, there is an influx in the number of stakeholders investing

  • The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

    Clearing the air around the employment law aspects of legalized marijuana

    By Jason Beeho


    Canada’s legalization of recreational marijuana is here; and – based on the number of calls received from clients on

  • Avoid Being Weeded Out at the Border

    The implications of cannabis legalization and cross-border travel

    By Naumaan Hameed


    The information within this article was current and accurate at the time of writing. Readers are encouraged

  • Cannabis Compliance

    Take a deep breath and relax

    By Lorenzo Lisi


    The federal Cannabis Act(the Act) and its regulations will come into force on Oct. 17, 2018. The legislation imposes strict restrictions on promotional

  • From Hire to Fire

    Tips to managing cannabis legalization

    By Kathleen Chevalier and Tamara Ticoll


    With the legalization of marijuana on the horizon, many employers are seeking guidance to determine what, if anything, should be done to address

  • To Permit or Not to Permit?

    Canadian entry issues in the global marketplace

    By Yusra Siddiquee


    In an increasingly globalized marketplace, the movement of personnel across borders to work at subsidiary offices or to provide short-term

  •  Are the Old Rules Up in Smoke?

    Impact of the legalization of recreational marijuana on the workplace

    By Sheryl L. Johnson


    Alcohol has been legal in Canada since the national prohibition ended in 1920, and the Temperance Actceased being effective in Ontario in 1927.

  • Maintaining Expectations

    The legalization of recreational marijuana doesn’t translate into a free-for-all in the workplace

    By Monty Verlint and Rhonda B. Levy


    Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act (the Act), will come into force on Oct. 17, 2018, creating a legal framework for the recreational use of marijuana.

  • Shaking it Up

    Managing multi-generational workforces

    By Jenn Miller


    The benefits of workforce diversity have been extolled time and time again. Diverse thinking, different skill sets,

  • Crystal-clear Compensation

    Key points to remember when the Pay Transparency Act, 2018comes into effect

    By Laura Williams


    It’s a scenario familiar to any HR professional with experience navigating the employee interview process:

  • Contract Frustration

    Frustration defence not available when employer doesn’t accommodate employee

    By Malcolm MacKillop and Hendrik Nieuwland


    The doctrine of “frustration of contract” holds that if an unforeseen event or circumstance arises that renders the contract fundamentally different in character from what

  • You found what in the staff room?

    Tips for employers on handling marijuana use in the workplace before and after recreational marijuana becomes legal

    By Patrizia Piccolo


    Clients often ask for guidance on what to do when something out of the ordinary happens in the workplace.

  • Marijuana and the Workplace

    Employment lawyers say it’s high time to update your workplace alcohol and drug policies

    By Heather Hudson


    On Oct. 17, 2018, Canada will officially enter uncharted territory as the only first-world nation to fully legalize the use of recreational marijuana.

  • Meet the HR Influencers:  Marla Allan, CHRE, SPHR

    By: Lisa Gordon


    Marla Allan didn’t plan on a career in human resources, but one of her early managers thought it would be a good fit.