What’s ahead for HR in 2018?

Harassment, marijuana, labour churn at forefront
By Marcel Vander Wier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/10/2018
Marijuana Protest
Marijuana activists in Toronto in 2012. With the expected decriminalization of marijuana in 2018, employers will need to remind employees of the rules regarding safety at work, says Michael Grodinsky of Borden Ladner Gervais. Credit: arindambanerjee (Shutterstock)

Sexual harassment in the workplace and the impending legalization of marijuana could be two of the most significant trends facing human resources professionals in Canada this year — but not the only ones, according to experts, citing additional concerns such as labour churn, changing workplace expectations and cybersecurity.

Legal risks

The explosive sexual harassment fallout triggered in October with the fall of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has continued unabated into the new year, while the federal legalization of marijuana is slated to occur this summer.