The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHI) is implementing a new Compensation Disclosure Guideline G19. Guideline G19 requires advisors to deliver and disclose their compensation to the client.
The duty to accommodate extends to medical marijuana and employees are to be accommodated in the same manner as other disabled employees who have been prescribed medication. Accommodation is also required for employees who may have an addiction disability.
As of Jan. 1, 2018 the Alberta Government amended the Employment Standards Legislation. This changed what employers could deduct from employees without written consent. Any new hires must provide sign-off on deductions associated with Employee Benefit Plans.
Medical Marijuana does not have a Drug Identification number (DIN) from Health Canada which means it is not eligible under the prescription drug benefit of group benefit plans. That said, medical marijuana is eligible under Health Care Spending Accounts according to CRA.