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Alcohol and drugs in the Canadian workplace : an employer's guide to the law, prevention, and management of substance abuse /
Norman Keith.
Second Edition
Toronto, Ontario : LexisNexis Canada, 2015.
344 pages ; 23 cm
0433486694, 9780433486695
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Toronto, Ontario : LexisNexis Canada, 2015.
contents note
1. Introduction to Alcohol and Drugs in the Canadian Workplace -- 2. The Impact of Alcohol and Drugs on Workers -- 3. Overview of Workplace Legal Issues -- 4. Occupational Health & Safety Law and Substance Abuse -- 5. Human Rights Legislation and the Duty to Accommodate -- 6. Entrop v. Imperial Oil Limited: Fact and Fiction -- 7. The TD Bank case and the Post Entrop Human Rights Jurisprudence -- 8. The Arbitral Jurisprudence on Alcohol and Drug Policies -- 9. U.S. Legislation, Regulations, and Cross Border Issues -- 10. Development of an Alcohol and Drug Policy and Program -- 11. Implementing and Enforcing an Alcohol and Drug Policy -- 12. Case for Legal Reform in Canada -- Appendix A: Alcohol and Drug Guidelines and Work Rule: A Best Practice of the Construction Owners Association of Alberta -- Appendix B: Oral Fluid Drug Testing: A Brief Overview -- Appendix C: Alcohol and Drug Testing Policies of Human Rights Commissions -- Appendix D: Employee Assistance Programs and Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centres.
"As author Norm Keith states in the introduction to the latest edition of Alcohol and Drugs in the Canadian Workplace, the "most current and reliable statistics available on the use and misuse of alcohol and drugs by Canadians are alarmingly high," and yet there is no legislative framework in place to govern employers' rights and obligations in this area. This volume is therefore a particularly valuable resource as it serves as a practical guide to the development, implementation and enforcement of alcohol and drug policies for clients or employers seeking to control employee substance abuse in the workplace. Alcohol and Drugs in the Canadian Workplace, 2nd Edition offers an easy-to-read overview of the case law related to this area and provides useful advice for employers about drug and alcohol testing and policies. In particular, this book includes: A chapter devoted to developing a legally sound alcohol and drug policy, featuring step-by-step guidelines to save time and make the process more manageable; A chapter focusing on the implementation and enforcement of alcohol and drug policies, including the identification of potential legal claims and advice on how to avoid them; An appendix containing valuable information, such as a sample alcohol and drug policy, links to alcohol and drug testing policies from various human rights commissions and links to Canadian alcohol and drug resources. This volume has been updated to include: Recent case law, including the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in C.E.P., Local 30 v. Irving Pulp & Paper, Ltd., its first ruling on the issue of drug and alcohol testing in unionized workplaces, and the jurisprudence that has followed this landmark decision; The effects of recent changes to U.S. legislation, from the Federal Highway Administration Regulations (FMCSR) to the U.S. Code Title 49: Transportation; Current statistics about substance and alcohol abuse in Canada and abroad; A revised chapter on the arbitral jurisprudence that considers how recent case law has potentially changed the landscape for: Reasonable cause testing; Post-incident testing; Post-reinstatement testing; Random testing; A discussion of the Suncor Energy arbitration which considered the extension of the ruling in Irving Pulp & Paper to the issue of whether employers can require employees to undergo pre-site access drug/ alcohol testing.
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