Jana Linner


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Office: Regina

Main: (306) 347-8427

Fax: (306) 352-5250

Education & Qualifications

  • Saskatchewan Bar (2009)
  • LLB with great distinction (Saskatchewan, 2008)
  • B.Admin. with great distinction (Regina, 2005)

Jana’s athletic background contributes to her strong work ethic in all aspects of her law practice. She advises and represents public and private sector employers on labour, employment and human rights issues.

Jana focuses on labour and employment and human rights law, representing public and private sector employers in a wide variety of industries. She provides practical strategic advice on all matters relating to federal and provincial labour and employment law, including, among other issues, collective agreement negotiation and interpretation, employment standards, the drafting and implementation of employment contracts and workplace policies, advising on disciplinary matters and terminations, navigating human rights, harassment and accommodation situations, and defending employers facing litigation. She acts for unionized and non-unionized employers.

Jana has represented clients at all levels of Saskatchewan courts, as well as the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board, arbitration boards and various administrative boards and tribunals. She clerked with the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench.

  • Acts for private and public employers throughout Saskatchewan in a variety of sectors including mining, manufacturing, construction, municipalities, health care, education, non-profits and retail, among others.
  • Member, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE) (2010-present)
  • Member, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE), Human Rights Sub-Committee (2010-present)
  • Chair, Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan Branch, 2018 Mid-Winter Meeting Planning Committee
  • Director, Regina Sports Hall of Fame (2009-2015)
  • Director, Regina Bar Association (2009-2014)
  • Editor, Saskatchewan Law Review (2007-2008)
  • Author, “So We Hired An Axe Murderer: What Criminal Record Checks Can and Can’t Do For Your Organization,” BarNotes, a publication of the Canadian Bar Association – Saskatchewan (Winter 2018)
  • Presenter, “Weed at Work – Is Your Organization Prepared?” Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) Saskatchewan (Moose Jaw, November 2018)
  • Panellist, “Managing Performance of Employees with Mental Health and Addiction Disabilities,” 12th Annual Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) Saskatchewan Provincial Conference  (October 2018)
  • Presenter, “Legal Marijuana: Getting Your Workplace Policies Right,” Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities  Association (SUMA) (September 2018)
  • Presenter, “Is your workplace ready for the legalization of marijuana?”, Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities  Association (SUMA) (May 2018)
  • Presenter, “Social Media and the Workplace: How Employee’s Can Like, Share or Tweet Their Way Out of a Job”, Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) Saskatchewan (April 2018)
  • Presenter, “Cannabis in the Workplace – What you should know”, Building Owners and Managers Association of Regina (April 2018)
  • Panelist, “Drug & Alcohol Policies and Marijuana in the Workplace”, OHS Investigations and Workplace Safety Law Seminar (April 2018)
  • Presenter, “Human Resources: What’s your Process?” Virtus Group LLP’s Private Business Speaker Series (March 2018)
  • Presenter, “Legal Marijuana: Issues for the Workplace” Heavy Construction Safety Association of Saskatchewan (March 2018)
  • Presenter, “Health Care Legal Update,” Provincial Affiliate Resource Group (PARG) Meeting (January 2018)
  • “’Twas the Night Before Christmas – You’re Fired Edition,” Bar Notes, a publication of the Canadian Bar Association – Saskatchewan
  • Presenter, “Human Resources: What’s your Process?” Virtus Group LLP’s NPO Breakfast Series
  • Presenter, “The Human Rights Duty to Accommodate,” 2017 Western Canada Police Labour Conference
  • Panellist, “Balancing Attendance Management, Accommodation and Return to Work: Advanced Skills Training,” Lancaster House
  • Panellist, “Workplace Update,” Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (Halifax)
  • Panellist, “Summary and Repercussions of Leading Arbitration and Labour Board Cases in Western Canada,” Western Canada Labour and Employee Relations Forum (Vancouver)
  • “Amendments to The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code,” CBA Administrative Law Section Newsletter
  • “Amendments to The Construction Industry Labour Relations Act, 1992,” The Saskatchewan Advocate
  • Team Member, University of Regina Cougars Basketball (2001-2005)
    • CIS All-Canadian (2005)
    • CIS Academic All-Canadian (2001-2005)
    • CIAU National Champion (2001)
  • University of Regina President’s Award – Awarded to a student-athlete for outstanding achievement in academics, athletics and community involvement (2005)