Shandra Czarnecki



Winnipeg / Services provided by S N Czarnecki Law Corporation

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Education & Qualifications

  • Manitoba Bar (2000)
  • LLB (Manitoba, 1999)
  • BA (Winnipeg, 1996)

Shandra practises in the areas of labour and employment law, representing management of public and private sector organizations engaged in a variety of industries.

Shandra provides practical advice and assistance to clients on all matters relating to labour and employment law, including:

  • Negotiation, drafting, interpretation and application of collective agreements
  • Negotiation and drafting of employment agreements
  • Drafting, implementation and enforcement of workplace policies
  • Disciplinary matters and terminations
  • Compensation and benefit matters
  • Labour and employment matters relating to corporate restructuring, downsizing and acquisitions
  • Human rights matters, including discrimination, accommodation and harassment
  • Employment standards matters
  • Workplace safety and health and workers compensation matters

She represents employers before arbitration boards, human rights commissions and tribunals, labour boards, workers compensation tribunals and Manitoba courts.

  • Executive Member, Executive Committee, Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce (Winnipeg)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (2013-2015)
  • Co-chair, Professions Division, United Way (Winnipeg, 2013-2015)
  • Member, The Law Society of Manitoba
  • Member, Manitoba Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Moderator, “Reconciliation: How We Can Do Better,” Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (August 2020)
  • Presenter, Annual Indigenous HR Conference, Legacy Bowes (April 2019)
  • Presenter, Annual Manitoba Labour Law Review, Centre for Labour Management Development  (present)
  • Presenter, Annual Accommodation Update, Centre for Labour Management Development (present)
  • Presenter, Annual Legislative Review, CPHR Manitoba (Manitoba, present)
  • Presenter, “Medical Marijuana in the Workplace,” Entrepreneurs’ Organization Winnipeg (Winnipeg, March 2017)
  • Presenter, “Avoiding Costly Wrongful Dismissal Claims,” Annual Conference, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (2015)
  • Presenter, “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace,” HRMAM (March 2015)
  • Presenter, “Mental Disabilities: Duty to Accommodate, Duty to Inquire and Privacy Considerations,” Rehabilitation Return to Work Partnership (March 2014)
  • “Corporate Immigration and Cross Border Issues or How to Avoid the Immigration Blacklist” (April 2011)
  • “Employer Overtime Exposure Due to After Hours Employee BlackBerry Use,” Upword (December 2010)
  • Recognized as a Top Lawyer, Labour and Employment Law, Best Lawyers (Winnipeg, 2009-present)
  • Named a Leading Practitioner, Employment (Employer), Labour (Management), Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • Recognized as a Top Lawyer, Employment Law, Lexpert Magazine
  • Recognized as One of Canada’s Leading Lawyer Under 40, Lexpert Magazine (2013)
  • A.J. Christie Prize for highest standing, Advocacy
  • Solomon Greenberg Prize for 1st Place in Moot Court Competition
  • Dean’s Honour List, Faculty of Law