Legal Cannabis & Your Workplace: What Your Company Can Do To Prepare
Make sure you have a policy
• Establish the priority of a safe workplace;
• Focus the standard on fitness to work;
• Make clear the consequences of non-compliance;
• Require disclosure of any addiction concerns and lay the groundwork for benefits and/or accommodation related to same;
• Provide for the responsibility of all employees to cooperate with the
implementation of policy;
• Set forth how employees needing information or answers to questions can get the information they need;
• Distinguish between necessary medical use of cannabis versus recreational use;
Smart decisions are made when there are good policies and procedures in place to ensure that the best information gets to the board. We regularly provide clients with practical and effective governance strategies tailored to the needs of the client. Our lawyers will speak to the types of corporate structures, duties and liabilities, shareholders, securities and overall governance.
Commercial Litigation and Collection of Receivables
Our team is experienced in commercial disputes and can discuss the process that goes into tactfully resolving these issues outside of the courtroom. Disputes can rise from negligence, contract disputes, and corporate and shareholder disputes. We will speak to the process of collecting receivables and how to create an efficient system to prevent future delinquent accounts.
Bankruptcy and Insolvency
Our team of bankruptcy and insolvency lawyers are one of the most experienced in Eastern Canada. Whether it is working with institutions and receivers in insolvency matters or advising distressed companies on how to restructure and make arrangements with creditors, our team can speak to both.
In order to avoid or minimize loss associated with the risks that arise from owning a business, every company should have risk management procedures and policies in place. Our team can discuss the high risk areas for your business, risk management tools, strategies and tactics that can be catered towards your needs.
Arbitration and Mediation of Workplace disputes
Workplace disputes can be costly for both businesses and employees, leading to a decline in work performance and dissonance between management and employees. Our Employment and Labour team believes that such disputes should be resolved outside of the courtroom and will discuss the benefits of arbitration and mediation for both the employer and employee.
Human Resources Tips
Our Employment and Labour team will discuss tips on how to hire, fire and manage performance in the workplace. We will go over what took look for when hiring employees, what to consider, the legal requirements for termination and how to effectively manage workplace performance.
Occupational Health & Safety
It is important for both the employee and employer to understand the Occupational Health and Safety Act. We will discuss employee rights and employer responsibilities and discuss the consequences and potential charges they can face for failure to follow the act.
Construction projects can be complex and risky and therefore require a thorough understanding of the law. Stakeholders have many obligations and regulations that they need to abide by in order to be protected from the law. Our team will go over the basics of construction law and how to protect your company.
Builders’ Liens and Collecting on Unpaid Accounts
Builders’ Liens act as a provisional tool for contractors helping to protect against failure to receive payment. They ensure you have a secured interest on the property you are working on and therefore it is important to understand when you are eligible, the timeframe to file. We can address the importance of time frames, how to file, when to file and what you can expect from the legal system.
Delay Claims and Change Orders
Delay Claims and Change orders can cause massive disruption to a construction plan. They can be quite costly and can lead to disputes between parties if not properly executed and discussed. Our team can discuss what goes into a delay claim and change order and how to properly proceed. They will discuss the legal and financial implications and what action can be taken should any negligence arise.
Canada’s Anti Spam Law (CASL) is considered to be one of the toughest law of its kind around the world. It is crucial that it is thoroughly understood by business and organizations that use electronic forms of communicating and promoting products to customers. The experienced lawyers can guide your organization through the legislation and the required steps you must take if you plan on using electronic means of communication.
Crowdfunding a project or venture is an appealing alternative to raising funds. It offers potential to business an opportunity that without which would never have the chance to succeed. As lucrative as this may sound, this method of fundraising has its pitfalls. We will go over what to expect, things to keep in mind and tips for success. For anyone looking to crowdfund it is important to consider all of the information and possible ramifications.