Experienced in all facets of management-side labour and employment law, and an experienced civil litigator, Jamie’s practice has a special focus on occupational health and safety matters. She is well versed in assisting clients in responding to serious workplace accidents, addressing administrative appeals of regulatory orders, defending employers charged under provincial and federal occupational health and safety legislation, and performing regulatory compliance reviews and audits. Jamie is also experienced at conducting independent workplace harassment and violence investigations. She is a sought after speaker on various OHS, human rights, employment law, human resources, and general civil litigation topics. She is recognized as one of the leading OHS lawyers in Canada by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
- Admitted to the Bar, 2004, Manitoba.
- University of Winnipeg (B.A., 2000; Gold Medal in Anthropology).
- University of Ottawa (LL.B., 2003).
Articles by Jamie Jurczak
Today is the day! Is your workplace ready for cannabis legalization?
It’s October 17, 2018, and it’s official – recreational cannabis is now legal in Canada. Under the Federal Cannabis Act, Canadians who are 18 years of age or older are now permitted to possess up to 30 grams of cannabis,…
Domestic Violence Is a Workplace Issue
As published on OHS Insider: February 25, 2015 “Do we need to address domestic violence in our violence prevention policy?” This question often comes up when we’re contacted by clients to advise them on workplace violence prevention. Many employers are…
Beyond Testing: Responding to Drugs or Alcohol in the Workplace with Due Diligence in the Mix
Introduction When one thinks about the issue of drugs and alcohol in the workplace, especially in an occupational health and safety context, one’s mind is likely to drift to the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Communications, Energy and…
Manitoba Amends Workers Compensation Act to Allow for Presumptive PTSD Coverage
On June 30, 2015, Bill 35 was passed by the Manitoba provincial government amending the Workers Compensation Act (the “Act”) to have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) considered a presumptive workplace injury to any worker who experiences a PTSD-triggering event while on the job in Manitoba.
Dialin’ in the Importance of Safe Driving Policies
A survey of laws across Canada reveals that every province and territory, with the exception of Nunavut, has implemented a law against driving while using cell phones. (See the chart at the end for the applicable laws in each jurisdiction.)…
Workplace Safety And Health Regulatory Inspections Vs. Investigations – Charter Rights And Counsel’s Role
In the workplace safety and health context, as with many other regulatory offence statues, a health and safety Inspector will both conduct the regulatory inspection and the investigation into impugned conduct. It can therefore be difficult for the practitioner to determine when the rights and freedoms provided for under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms apply.
Balancing Safety and Health Obligations with Human Rights Obligations – Approaching Workplace Safety Requirements from an Accommodation Perspective
Prepared for the Law Society of Manitoba’s Accommodation in the Workplace Seminar held April 14, 2010.