Cannabis-use ruling sets dangerous precedent for employers

In a recent opinion piece published by the London Free Press, the labour lawyer Howard Levitt discusses his concerns regarding a recent order set by a British Columbia court as an ‘unfortunate and dangerous’ precedent for employers concerned with public safety. Earlier in November, Metro Vancouver’s transit authority, TransLink, was ordered to stop random drug … Continued


FMCSA increases random testing rate for 2020

As of January 1, 2020, according to a release on Dec. 27th published in the Federal Register, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has increased the minimum annual percentage rate for random testing for commercial vehicle drivers. In 2019, the annual rate for random testing was 25%, or approximately 1.05 million tests. The new … Continued


The Updated COAA Canadian Model And Drug Testing In Canada

The Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA) recently published version 5.0 of their “Canadian Model”, The Canadian Model For Providing a Safe Workplace: Drug and Alcohol Guidelines And Work Rule v5.0. This version features a welcome increase in both clarity and readability, and a number of sections have been overhauled, including a much-improved section outlining … Continued


Why You Need Class III Medical Devices

A medical device must be licensed for a particular purpose by Health Canada before it can be sold in Canada. Depending on the risks associated with that device’s use, a device would be licensed by Health Canada as Class I, II, III, or IV following the Medical Devices Regulations under the Food and Drugs Act, … Continued