Jeff has a broad labour and employment practice, serving as “go-to” external counsel to a wide variety of organizations. He advises on issues such as:
- discipline and dismissals
- human rights issues (such as discrimination and harassment) and workplace investigations
- the human resources implications of workplace restructuring
- sales and acquisitions of businesses
- employment standards and occupational health and safety
- employment policies
He also provides training for clients on all aspects of labour and employment law.
In non-unionized work environments, Jeff acts for employers in high-stakes employment-related litigation, such as wrongful dismissal claims, restrictive covenant injunction proceedings and human rights applications. Jeff drafts and advises on employment contracts, including non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements. He also provides strategic guidance for proactive union prevention and real-time assistance during union organizing drives.
For employers in unionized workplaces, Jeff litigates significant cases, including grievance arbitrations, picketing injunctions and proceedings before the Ontario Labour Relations Board. He advises on collective agreement interpretation issues, such as contracting out and terminations/layoffs. He also offers expertise on collective bargaining, advising on strategic approaches, drafting proposals, and acting as a spokesperson for clients during negotiations.