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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How to deliver effective communication in a pandemic

‘With the isolation, the work from home, open communication with employees is critical’

How to deliver effective communication in a pandemic

It's not all about COVID-19

A look back at some of the notable employment and labour law developments in 2020

It's not all about COVID-19

6 key questions on upskilling

'As an employer, it's always encouraging to be able to offer employees the ability to better themselves and better their skill sets'

6 key questions on upskilling

New federal harassment rules can apply to everyone

Federally regulated employers have new rules to follow on workplace harassment and violence prevention, but all employers should take note

New federal harassment rules can apply to everyone

Worker bumped for lack of medical info

B.C. employer fires worker who didn't do her part to help the employer assess accommodation options

Worker bumped for lack of medical info

The gender divide in what employees want

A good retention and engagement strategy should recognize the difference in priorities for each gender

The gender divide in what employees want

Poor performance not a discriminatory reason for dismissal

B.C. traffic officer downplayed performance concerns and claimed dismissal was related to physical disability, race

Poor performance not a discriminatory reason for dismissal

Truck driver unjustly dismissed after truck stolen

Driver breached policy against idling, but B.C.-based employer didn't warn him of increased risk of theft in area of truck stop

Truck driver unjustly dismissed after truck stolen

Ontario employer's retirement negotiations not discriminatory

Retirement offers were attempts to get worker out of office sooner, but they weren't based on age or disability: tribunal

Ontario employer's retirement negotiations not discriminatory

Curing the sickness that is harassment

It may not be easy to confront workplace harassment, but failure to do so won’t make it go away

Curing the sickness that is harassment