Jason Harley
Jason Harley
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Jason Harley’s legal career began serving as a police officer with the Edmonton Police Service for 17 years. Jason now utilizes his broad skill base to assist clients in the areas of Professional Regulation and Labour and Employment.  

As part of his practice, Jason represents clients before administrative tribunals.  These include professional discipline tribunals and the Alberta Human Rights Commission.  Jason works collaboratively with clients to manage issues such as professional misconduct or allegations of excessive discipline, wrongful dismissal, or human rights violations and takes a pragmatic, solution-orientated approach, to all aspects of the file from investigation to resolution.   

Jason’s background allows him to efficiently conduct thorough workplace investigations that yield timely and targeted results for his clients.

As a police officer, Jason’s time was spent exclusively in front-line operations: this included working as a Detective in the Child Protection Unit and Downtown Criminal Investigations Section. During his policing career, Jason became an expert in interview and interrogation techniques and major case investigative procedures. Jason was also a certified Incident Commander with extensive field experience. He is a proven operational leader proficient in risk and process management.

Career highlights include being the Detective in-charge of the Occupy Edmonton protests in 2011-2012, the On-Scene Commander for the Hub Mall robbery-homicide in 2012 and the On-scene Commander for the homicide of Constable Woodall in 2015.

President’s Award
Law Society of Alberta
2017
3rd place Oralist
Wilson Moot
2016
Exceptional Performance(Occupy Edmonton Protests)
Edmonton Police Service
2012
Investigative Excellence (Uttering Threats)
Edmonton Police Service
2006
Chief’s Award for Excellence in Education
Edmonton Police Service
2005
Investigative Excellence (Sexual Assault)
Edmonton Police Service
2004
St. Albert Minor Hockey Association
Rep Hockey Director
2018 - 2020
St. Albert Minor Hockey Association St. Albert Minor Baseball Association
Coach
2013 - 2020
Alberta Children Services Joint Administration Committee
Member
2006 - 2007
Ottewell Community Patrol
Director
2001 - 2004
Royal Roads Alumni Association
Member
2004 - 2020
May 6, 2021
COVID Curveball: Legal Considerations for Amateur Sports Organizations
Webinar
The COVID-19 pandemic has shut down, postponed and otherwise significantly impacted amateur sports in Alberta. For the foreseeable future, amateur sports organizations will need to alter the delivery of their programs to comply with shifting regulation...
February 24 + March 10
2020 - A Year in Review Webinar Series
Did you miss the Field Law Labour + Employment Group's annual Year in Review? The recordings are now available! Is employer-friendly OHS legislation coming to a worksite near you? What are the impacts of COVID-19 on employment legislation a...
December 2020 - 3 min read
Four Key Considerations When Drafting an Investigation Report
Workwise Newsletter
Consider this all too familiar scenario:An employer receives a complaint that an employee is allegedly bullying and harassing a co-worker. As part of the investigation, the employer interviews both the complainant and the subject thoroughly and thought...
October 2020 - 2 min read
Timing is Key: When to Interview the Subject of a Workplace Investigation
Workwise Newsletter
While all workplace investigations are unique, there is a general pattern to the order of operations:  A complaint is received.  The complainant is interviewed.  Documents and other supporting evidence are gathered.  Witne...
September 30, 2020
Employee Discipline and the Duty to Accommodate - How to Strike an Effective Balance
Conferences
CPHR Alberta VISION 2020
August 2020 - 4 min read
Workplace Investigations: Fairness is Key
Employers have an obligation to investigate allegations of employee misconduct. While employers are often aware of their obligations to take allegations of employee misconduct seriously, it is equally important that workplace investigations are fair to...
June 2020 - 2 min read
CERB Extension – What Does This Mean for Employers?
The Federal Government recently announced an extension to the Canada Emergency Relief Benefit (CERB). The program, set to expire at the end of June, will now be available to support Canadians unable to work due to the COVID-19 pandemic till the end of ...
June 2020
Return to Play – Legal Considerations
As we begin to find a new normal and economies undergo the re-opening process, the return of amateur sports is now emerging on the horizon.  This is a happy development that will have a profound positive impact on the physical and mental health of...
April 22, 2020
Lay-offs vs. Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: Pros + Cons
What are the best options for your organization now, during the pandemic, and post-pandemic? The response to COVID-19 has resulted in a shut-down of the economy. While the operating costs for organizations have remained, revenues have dropped dramat...
April 1, 2020
UPDATE: What Does the 75% Wage Subsidy Mean for Employers?
The Government of Canada continues to announce details of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (the “Subsidy”). On April 1, 2020, the following details were provided: The Subsidy is available to companies (including partnerships and sole p...
March 2020 - 2 min read
Post-Crisis Planning – What Will You Do When the Crisis Ends?
During a crisis, there are immediate priorities as the situation changes day-to-day and at times, hour-to-hour.  Understandably, post-crisis planning for business owners can often be over-looked.  Post-crisis planning steps that should be tak...
Education
University of Alberta, 2017, J.D.
Royal Roads University, 2004, M.A.
University of Alberta, 1999, B.A.
Admissions
Alberta,2018
Yukon,2019
Northwest Territories,2020
Languages
French (Fluent)