Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA)

Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace – Employer Rights and Obligations (Breakfast Session)
BC Housing: 1.5 Group A CPD Points
Date
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
Location
Accent Inn Burnaby
3777 Henning Drive
Burnaby, BC
V5C 6N5
Complimentary Parking
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Registration Deadline
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
Early Bird Deadline
Register on or before Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 to receive special pricing.
Event Description

Drug and alcohol use has become an increasing issue in the workplace, especially given the prevalence of prescribed marijuana for medicinal reasons. How do you deal with an employee in a safety-sensitive role who has a medical marijuana licence? Are they still allowed to perform their safety sensitive job? If an employee with a licence says they need to use their marijuana at the workplace, how is this addressed? Are employees with medical marijuana licences exempt from drug testing?

 

Topics covered:


•         Drug and Alcohol Policies
•         Testing for Drug and Alcohol Use
•         Consequences for Testing Positive
•         Pre-employment Situations
•         Impaired at Work Situations
•         Accommodation requirements for workers with drug and or alcohol addiction
•         Suggested wording on Medical Marijuana to update company policies

 
Presenter: Melanie Vipond, B.A.H., LL.B.
Melanie Vipondfocuses her practice on labour and employment law, human rights, privacy and administrative law. She advises both private and public sector employers on issues relating to unionization, collective agreement negotiation, disability and harassment, workers compensation as well as general employment law issues, including wrongful dismissals and employment contract negotiation. She provides training on those issues to the employer community. She has appeared before all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as the BC Labour Relations Board, arbitration boards, human rights tribunals, and other administrative tribunals. She is an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of British Columbia (UBC) and teaches in the areas of labour, employment, human rights and privacy law. She has also lectured as a guest speaker in those areas at Stanford Law School and UBC Law School, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars. 

 

Contact & Support

For more information contact 604-298-7795

 

 

Pricing
All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket
* Early Bird Price Special
On or before Sep 20, 2017
Regular Price
After Sep 20, 2017
Attendee Registration For Workshop
ICBA Member $70.00 $90.00
Non-Member $100.00 $120.00
Agenda
7:30am - 8:00am
Breakfast Buffet and Registration
8:00am - 10:00am
Presentation plus Q&A
Cancellation &
Refund Policy

COURSE REGISTRATION CANCELLATIONS, TRANSFERS & REFUNDS:

 

Cancellations received at least 10 business days prior to the course date will result in a full refund.

 

Cancellations received less than 10 business days but more than 5 full business days prior to the course date are subject to an administration fee of $100 for full and half-day seminars, or $25 for breakfast sessions.

 

Registrants who do not show up for a course, and/or who do not notify ICBA at least 5 full business days prior to the course date will be assessed the full cost of the course. There will be no refunds or credits in this case.

 

Substitution of attendees is permitted up to and including the day of the course.

 

COURSE CANCELLATION BY ICBA:

 

ICBA may have to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, in which case ICBA’s liability will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.

 
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