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Using AI to handle employees’ use of cannabis

Blue J Legal


Canadians can legally buy and consume cannabis as of 17 October 2018 and many employers are contemplating how to prepare for the prospect of increased cannabis use by employees and the potential safety issues that may result.

In this webinar, Blue J Legal's CEO, Benjamin Alarie, will give a walk-through of Employment Foresight, a new artificial intelligence-powered software being used by lawyers, in-house counsel and HR professionals to accurately predict how courts will decide outcomes of challenging employment law issues such as determining what constitutes legally justified testing for employee cannabis use. He will use the classifier on a recently decided case and demonstrate the impacts of key factors, including which factors can swing a decision one way or another.

Benjamin Alarie

Benjamin Alarie is CEO of Blue J Legal and the Osler Chair in Business Law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. Professor Alarie researches and teaches in taxation law and judicial decision making, and was awarded the Alan Mewett QC Prize for excellence in teaching by the law school’s graduating class of 2009. Before joining the law faculty as a full-time professor in 2004, Professor Alarie completed graduate work in law at the Yale Law School and was a law clerk for Madam Justice Louise Arbour at the Supreme Court of Canada. He has dozens of academic publications, and his research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation. He is a co-author of several editions of a leading legal text on tax law, Canadian Income Tax Law, including the most recent fifth edition (LexisNexis, 2015).


Benjamin Alarie


31 October 2018
14:00 - 14:55 UTC
55 min