Jason Kully
Jason Kully
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Jason Kully is an Edmonton-based lawyer serving clients in the practice areas of professional regulation and labour and employment. Jason’s clients include post-secondary institutions, professional regulatory organizations, as well as all sizes of businesses. Although based in Edmonton, Jason works with clients throughout Alberta. 

Jason’s experience clerking at the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench has informed his own legal practice and has contributed to his development as an oral advocate for his clients. 
Clients engage Jason for support on a number of issues including: 
  • Advising professional regulatory organizations on issues like policy and governance, discipline, privacy, unauthorized practice and registration
  • Appearing before tribunals to present cases concerning allegations of unprofessional conduct, as well as acting as independent counsel 
  • Consulting and advising on termination and layoff situations in unionized and non-unionized environments
  • Assisting with the development of human resource policies for small-to-mid-sized businesses
  • Proving institutional clients with advice and support throughout the collective bargaining process
  • Drafting employment agreements and assisting with the amendment of agreements 
  • Supporting clients throughout privacy breaches and addressing data integrity issues proactively

Value to Clients

“When working with clients, I make sure I have a clear understanding of their financial and business priorities and then craft my approach to my client’s case accordingly. Through timeliness and efficiency, informed by a full understanding of their issues in a legal and business context, I can deliver effective solutions that take a bigger-picture view of the overall situation.”
Outside the Office
Jason’s love of food and enjoying cuisines from around the world keeps him busy when he isn’t in the office. Whether he’s traveling the world and diving into the local culinary scene somewhere abroad, or simply sampling the newest arrival in Edmonton’s vibrant restaurant scene, Jason is always enriching his cultural palate. Beyond food and travel, Jason also enjoys playing volleyball and ultimate Frisbee. 
Boyle Street Community Services
2017 - Present
Zuk v Alberta Dental Association and College, 2018 ABCA 270
Alberta v Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, 2018 ABQB 221
Unifor, Local 777 v Alberta Teachers’ Association, 2017 CanLII 9154 (AB GAA)
Sticks and Stones Communications Inc v. Hole's Greenhouses & Gardens Ltd, 2015 ABQB 774
Board of Trustees Edmonton School District No. 7 v Alberta Teachers’ Association, 2015 CanLII 93831 (AB GAA)
March 19, 2019
Tips + Traps for Hearing Tribunal Members
Fair and effective professional discipline hearings are essential to the professional discipline process. They are the core of the “peer review” process and a crucial element of professional discipline. Members of the profession and the pub...
March 2019
Restrictions on Communications During the Election for Post-Secondary Institutions
Post-Secondary Alert
Alberta post-secondary institutions are subject to new election laws restricting public communications during the 2019 election period.Bill 32, An Act to Strengthen and Protect Democracy, passed on December 12, 2017, introduces restrictions on advertis...
Winter 2019
2018 A Year in Review Seminar Series
The Field Law Labour and Employment Group presents the annual Year in Review seminars in Calgary and Edmonton. Join us for legal updates and practical challenges for management and employee groups in the areas of:  Part 1: Human Rights ...
December 2018
2018 Field Law Post-Secondary Summit Recap
The third annual Field Law Post-Secondary Summit was held on November 29 in Edmonton, and was co-chaired by Greg Harding, QC and Derek Cranna. Brief summaries of the presentations given at the Summit are provided below, followed by a directory of the l...
August 2018
'Clearly Separate': Workplace Sexual Misconduct Not Captured by Employment Release
Canadian Employment Law Today
August 2018
“Clearly Separate”: Workplace Sexual Misconduct Not Captured by Employment Release
Workwise Newsletter
In the recent decision of Watson v. The Governing Council of the Salvation Army of Canada, 2018 ONSC 1066, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice held an employee’s claim for sexual harassment against another employee for conduct at the workplace ...
June 2018
Supreme Court Defers to Law Societies in Denial of TWU’s Law School
Professional Regulatory Alert
In the related decisions of Law Society of British Columbia v. Trinity Western University, 2018 SCC 32, and Trinity Western University v. Law Society of Upper Canada, 2018 SCC 33, the Supreme Court of Canada concluded that the Law Societies of British ...
October 2017
No Loyalty Program for Drugs: Court Confirms Prohibition on Pharmacy Inducements
Professional Regulatory Alert
The Alberta Court of Appeal recently confirmed that professional regulators have significant discretion to implement rules and policies intended to protect the public interest. Specifically, rules and policies may include the regulation of activities w...
October 2017
Failure to Investigate Not Fatal to Just Cause Termination
Workwise Newsletter
The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench’s recent decision in Watkins v Willow Park Golf Course, 2017 ABQB 541, centers around a case of a supervisor who developed unreturned romantic feelings for another employee. The case also contains importan...
October 2017
Times They Are A Changin': Drastic Changes to Alberta's Work Laws Are Upon Us
The provincial government's new Fair and Family-Friendly Workplaces Act has introduced profound changes to Alberta's Employment Standards Code and Labour Relations Code. Some changes are already in effect, and some come into effect on January 1...
September 2017
Your Career May Be An Open Book: Privacy and Regulatory Investigations
The CAP Monitor
June 2017
The Canadian Free Trade Agreement – “Old Wine in New Bottles” for Labour Mobility
Professional Regulatory Alert
Judging from the headlines touting the new Canadian Free Trade Agreement (“CFTA”) as “the biggest step forward in removing barriers to internal trade…in the history of Canada,” “the most ambitious free trade agreeme...
May 2017
If It Looks like a Duck: British Columbia Court of Appeal Rules on Title Use
Professional Regulatory Alert
Professional regulators are often faced with non-members who use titles similar to those used by regulated members of the profession but not explicitly prohibited by the governing statute. In Organization of Chartered Professional Accountants of Britis...
May 2017
Highlights of Bill 17: Alberta’s Fair and Family Friendly Workplaces Act ​
Bill 17: The Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act, was introduced in the Alberta Legislature on May 24, 2017. The Bill is part of the Government of Alberta’s efforts to ensure that “Alberta has fair, modern and family-friendly workplaces...
April 2017
Bill 7: An Act to Enhance Post-Secondary Academic Bargaining
Bill 7 passed first reading in the Alberta Legislature on April 6, 2017. The Bill is part of the Government of Alberta’s response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision that guaranteed workers the right to strike and comes after consultation wit...
April 2017
Supreme Court of Canada Confirms Regulators Have Broad Authority and Discretion to Fulfil Mandate
Professional Regulatory Alert
In its recent decision of Green v. Law Society of Manitoba, 2017 SCC 20, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that professional regulatory organizations will be granted deference when they enact general rules or bylaws to meet their public interest ma...
December 2016
The Time of Year for Holiday Cheer: A Few Things for Employers to Keep in Mind
November 2016
The Resignation Trap: Avoiding Unwanted Consequences When an Employee Resigns
October 2016
Court of Appeal Recognizes Regulator's Robust Implied Power in Name of Public Protection
Professional Regulatory Alert
June 2016
Performance Reviews: Check-Ups Keep Regulators Running in Top Condition
Perspectives for the Professions Newsletter
May 2016
Prohibition on Pharmacy Inducements Beyond College of Pharmacists’ Authority
Professional Regulatory Alert
February 2016
The Regulator Knows Best: British Columbia Court of Appeal Upholds Bylaws Prohibiting Customer Incentive Programs
Professional Regulatory Alert
January 2016
Alberta Court Determines APEGA’s Registration Examinations Are Not Discriminatory
Professional Regulatory Alert
December 2015
Case Summary: Liability of Regulators for Negligence
October 2015
Harassing Comments Are No Joke: Employer Ordered to Pay Employee $7,500
July 2015
When is an Employee’s Disability a Factor in his Dismissal?
June 2015
Merely a Witness? The Uncertain Rights of a Complainant in Disciplinary Proceedings
May 2015
Alberta Courts Enforce Fair Access to the Professions: Farhat v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
February 2015
Case Summary Levesque v. Nova Scotia College of Optometrists
February 2015
Good Character and Reputation - The Registrar Knows Best!
February 2015
Essential Services and Essential Rights: Saskatchewan Federation of Labour and the New Constitutional Right to Strike
In Saskatchewan Federation of Labour v. Saskatchewan, 2015 SCC 4, the Supreme Court of Canada held that the right to strike is protected under the right to freedom of association, guaranteed by s. 2(d) of the Canadian Charter of Rig...
December 2014
PIPA Update
November 2014
Using social media in Canadian litigation
August 2014
Utilizing Social Media in Civil Litigation: The Collection, Preservation, and Value of New Forms of Evidence
April 2014
Alberta Arbitration Board Rules Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Unreasonable
University of Alberta, 2012, Juris Doctor, With Distinction
University of Alberta, 2009, Bachelor of Arts, With Distinction, Political Science