Jason Kully
Jason Kully
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Jason Kully is a partner in our Edmonton office serving clients in the practice areas of professional regulation and labour and employment. Jason’s clients include professional regulatory organizations, post-secondary institutions, and businesses of all sizes. He has represented clients at all levels of court in Alberta, as well as a multitude of administrative bodies, including the Alberta Labour Relations Board, Alberta Human Rights Commission, and Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta.

Jason serves as a legal advisor for a variety of professional regulatory organizations across many different professions in matters involving governance, conduct and discipline, policies and procedure, privacy, registration, and unauthorized practice. He has appeared before tribunals to present cases concerning allegations of unprofessional conduct and has also acted as independent counsel to tribunals. Jason is one of the authors of The Law of Regulatory Investigations in Canada, along with Jim Casey, KC and Michelle Casey, which focuses on legal issues that arise during investigations rather than during the adjudicative phase and takes a multi-disciplinary approach since the legal issues that arise across regulatory regimes are similar. Jason also co-authored The Annotated Health Professions Act, with Jim Casey, KC, Katrina Haymond, KC and Gregory Sim, which was published by Thomson Reuters in 2020 and is a practical guide for legal counsel and regulators and includes extensive annotations, commentary, templates and flowcharts.

Jason has experience working with several post-secondary institutions in Alberta, including Canada’s second-largest university, in matters involving institutional policy and procedure, governance, legislative compliance, labour relations, human rights, contract matters, employment issues and administrative practice and procedure. Jason has acted as the spokesperson in collective bargaining and also routinely provides support during the negotiation of collective agreements.

He has conducted workplace investigations and has advised clients on how to address the results of such investigations. Clients engage Jason for support on a number of labour and employment issues including:

  • Advice on termination and layoff situations in unionized and non-unionized environments
  • Development of human resource policies
  • Advice throughout the collective bargaining process
  • Drafting employment agreements and assisting with the amendment of agreements
  • Privacy breaches and addressing data integrity issues proactively

Jason frequently provides training on labour and employment and professional regulatory issues. He is a member of Field Law's Sexual Misconduct + Harassment Team, and has completed trauma-informed training. 

Jason’s experience clerking at the Alberta Court of King’s Bench has informed his own legal practice and has contributed to his development as an oral advocate for his clients. Although based in Edmonton, Jason works with clients throughout Alberta.

Jason teaches human rights law at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law. He also provides pro bono assistance to the Student Legal Services of Edmonton Human Rights Project.

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. 
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2017 - Present
Alberta Crown Attorneys' Association v Alberta (Justice and Solicitor General), 2023 ABCA 120
Laguna v Athabasca University, 2023 AHRC 7
Edmonton Police Service v Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner), 2022 ABCA 397
Alberta Crown Attorneys' Association v Alberta (Justice and Solicitor General), 2022 ABCA 332
Alberta Life Insurance Council v Simpson and Insurance Councils Appeal Board of Alberta, 2022 ABQB 396
Edmonton Police Service v Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner), 2021 ABCA 428
Alberta Crown Attorneys' Association v Alberta (Justice and Solicitor General), 2021 ABQB 949
Brxton Construction Ltd. v Respondent (Estate), 2021 CanLII 82414 (AB ESA)
Zuk v Alberta Dental Association and College, 2020 ABCA 162
Alberta Crown Attorneys’ Association v Alberta (Justice and Solicitor General), 2019 CanLII 113205 (AB LRB)
Labas Estate v Brxton Construction Ltd, 2019 ABQB 526
Zuk v Alberta Dental Association and College, 2018 ABCA 398
Zuk v Alberta Dental Association and College, 2018 ABCA 270
Alberta Crown Attorneys’ Association v Alberta (Justice and Solicitor General), 2018 CanLII 81569 (AB LRB)
Alberta v Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, 2018 ABQB 221
Unifor, Local 777 v Alberta Teachers’ Association, 2017 CanLII 9154 (AB GAA)
Board of Trustees Edmonton School District No. 7 v Alberta Teachers’ Association, 2015 CanLII 93831 (AB GAA)
Sticks and Stones Communications Inc v. Hole's Greenhouses & Gardens Ltd, 2015 ABQB 774
February 28, 2024
Let's Talk About the Charter
Join Field Law’s Professional Regulatory Group and your professional regulatory colleagues for our first roundtable of the year.This session will focus on the intersection of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and professional ...
February 2024
2023 - A Year in Review: Labour + Employment (Part 1)
Seminars + Webinar
Join members of our Labour + Employment Group for our annual Year in Review, which focuses on legal updates for management and employee groups.Part 1 of this series covered Labour and Occupational Health + Safety. To view Part 2, which c...
September 2023 - 4 min read
New Tax Law Amendments That May Affect Employers
Workwise Newsletter
Recent changes to the Income Tax Act may affect how employers approach settlement. Under these new amendments, any transaction that meets the updated definition of an “avoidance transaction” must be reported and filed with ...
August 2023 - 9 mins
Russian Association Claims Exclusion from Edmonton Heritage Festival is a Human Rights Violation
Edmonton AM with Mark Connolly, Tara McCarthy
The Edmonton Heritage Festival has made the decision to bar the Russian pavilion from the annual event due to "safety concerns." Now, the Russian association says the exclusion is a human rights violation. Jason Kully joined Edmonto...
July 2023
Legal Column - Side Gigs
Edmonton AM with Mark Connolly, Tara McCarthy
An education assistant in BC with a racy OnlyFans account has been fired for what her employer calls 'egregious' conduct. Jason Kully joined Edmonton AM with Mark Connelly, Tara McCarthy to explain just how much control an employ...
June 2023 - 8 min
The Right to Work from Home
Edmonton AM with Mark Connolly, Tara McCarthy
After allowing employees to work from home for most of the pandemic - more and more employers are mandating a return to the office, at least for part of the week. That has some employees asking: is there a right to work from home? Jason Kully ...
April 2023 - 7 min
Know the Limits of Private Information
Edmonton AM with Mark Connolly, Tara McCarthy
A tight rental market in Alberta has led to some landlords asking for a lot of personal information from prospective tenants. CBC heard from some tenants who said landlords they dealt with were asking for their social insurance numbers, copies of drive...
April 2023 - 5 min read
Interim Orders: A Difficult Decision
Perspectives for the Professions
Legislation for many regulatory processes provides that interim orders, including an interim suspension, may be imposed before the conclusion of the investigation and adjudicative process. An interim order may be essential to protect the public while t...
March 2023
The Law of Regulatory Investigations in Canada
Field Law’s Professional Regulatory Group is pleased to announce the publication of a new book, “The Law of Regulatory Investigations in Canada” by James Casey, KC, Jason Kully, and Michelle Casey. Most administrat...
March 15, 2023
How Much Personal Information is Your Employer Entitled to?
Edmonton AM with Mark Connolly, Tara McCarthy
Personal information belonging to current and former Indigo Books employees was recently compromised in a massive hacking incident. To learn more about what information employers should and should not be collecting, Edmonton AM was joined by Jason...
January + February 2023
2022 - A Year in Review: Labour + Employment (Part 1)
Seminar + Webinar
Join members of our Labour + Employment Group for our annual Year in Review, which focuses on legal updates for management and employee groups.Part 1 of this series will cover Labour, Occupational Health + Safety and Immigration. To view the ...
February 2, 2022
CNAR: February Virtual Discussion Event
What is the Public Interest?
Is the concept of public interest so ill-defined that it is not useful? Find out more in the next CNAR RCOR Virtual Discussion. These events serve to connect the regulatory community monthly to discuss hot topics in an unscripted and relaxed atmosphere...
November 22, 2021
Coffee + Counsel: COVID-19 + Professional Regulatory Organizations - A Potpourri of Legal Issues
Q+A Session
Join us for Coffee + Counsel, a complimentary webinar series that brings you together with a few of our lawyers for an unscripted chat about legal issues pertinent to professional regulatory organizations across Canada. Your questions guide the discuss...
January 2021
Field Law Announces Five New Partners
The Firm welcomes Anthony Burden, Jason Kully, Lisa Statt Foy, Britt Tetz, and Matthew Turzansky to its partnership.Field Law is pleased to welcome Anthony Burden, Jason Kully, Lisa Statt Foy, Britt Tetz, and Matthew Turzansky as partners of the Firm. ...
October 2020 - 8 min read
Regulating the Use of Social Media by Professionals
The use of social media is widespread in today's world. It is used by nurses, doctors, lawyers, engineers, and other professionals to communicate with friends and others in both their professional and private lives. Social media use by professional...
July 8, 2020
WFH: Policies + Considerations Beyond the Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic forced many employers and their employees to abruptly adopt work-from-home arrangements. Although the relaunch of the Alberta economy is underway, employers and employees have become accustomed to remote work and “Zoom&rdquo...
January 2020
The Annotated Health Professions Act
Published by Thomson Reuters
Written by James Casey, KC, Katrina Haymond, Greg Sim and Jason Kully, The Annotated Health Professions Act is written for both lawyers and members of professional regulatory associations and provides an overview of Alberta’s Healt...
December 2019
2019 Field Law Post-Secondary Summit Recap
The fourth annual Field Law Post-Secondary Summit was held on November 28 in Calgary and was co-chaired by Frank Molnar, KC and Greg Harding, KC. Brief summaries of the presentations given at the Summit are provided below. Innovative Governance During...
December 13, 2019
The Winds of Change in Professional Regulation are Approaching Gale Force
On November 27, 2019, the British Columbia Ministry of Health Steering Committee on Modernization of Health Professional Regulation released a report titled “Modernizing the provincial health profession regulatory framework”. The report ann...
September 2019
Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat it Too: No Wrongful Dismissal Damages if Disability Benefits Paid
Workwise Newsletter
In Belanger v Western Ventilation Products Ltd, 2019 ABQB 571, a Master of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench found that an employee who became disabled after his notice of termination was not entitled to wrongful dismissal damages because the em...
June 2019
Public Communications That Do Not Cross the Line: Dealing with Claims of Defamation
Perspectives for the Professions
Tsatsi v College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan, 2018 SKCA 53, held that a physician’s defamation claim against his regulator, his employer, and the government, should be dismissed as a result of the defences of truth and qualified pr...
May 2019
New Challenges to Free Speech on Campus
Last week the new provincial government announced its intention to require Alberta post-secondary institutions to enact policies about free speech on campus. While no specific proposals were released, and the Minister of Advanced Education said he inte...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
University of Alberta, 2012, Juris Doctor, With Distinction
University of Alberta, 2009, Bachelor of Arts, With Distinction, Political Science