Jeffrey R. Smith

Jeffrey R. Smith

Jeffrey Smith is the principal editor and writer for the Canadian Employment Law Today. His articles cover news and developments in employment law across Canada.

He offers practical information to HR professionals in the areas of case law, arbitrations, and legislative changes in employment law. He also writes for Canadian HR Reporter including a regular blog, and host webinars and podcasts featuring experts in the HR and legal professions.

Jeffrey avidly follows several sports, having dabbled in sports writing, and also enjoys sitting down with a good book.

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Safety infractions at B.C. lumber company

Despite personal stresses, worker fired after being caught breaking two rules at same time

Safety infractions at B.C. lumber company

New payroll process not quite a match for workers at tile and terrazzo company

Toronto employer’s new pay system would have been more efficient, but it contradicted workplace rules in collective agreement and raised privacy concerns

New payroll process not quite a match for workers at tile and terrazzo company

Facing up to recruitment discrimination

Facebook’s ad policy changes are a lesson to employers to be careful when hiring

Facing up to recruitment discrimination

Dealing with breakups at work

The aftermath of a split between co-workers may be more trouble for the employer than the relationship

Dealing with breakups at work

Lack of safety measures leads to serious fall

But father also disregarded his own safety before serious accident at son’s company

Lack of safety measures leads to serious fall

A forced break from work

Employers aren’t required to give workers a choice when it comes to vacation time

A forced break from work

Just cause to cut the cable

Series of meetings, reviews and warnings enough of an opportunity for worker to improve before he was fired for cause: adjudicator

Just cause to cut the cable

Psychological health and safety complaint fails in Nova Scotia

Worker's psychological harassment complaint not protected under Nova Scotia OHSA

Psychological health and safety complaint fails in Nova Scotia

CIBC employee unjustly dismissed, but doesn’t get job back

Acrimonious work relationship with manager didn’t warrant dismissal, but termination with compensation was reasonable solution: Federal Court

CIBC employee unjustly dismissed, but doesn’t get job back

Vague definition of ‘payroll’ leads to dispute between Saskatoon, transit union

Uncertainty over calculation of funding for sick bank and health benefits leads to split decision by arbitraton panel in Saskatchewan

Vague definition of ‘payroll’ leads to dispute between Saskatoon, transit union