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:

  • the negotiation, drafting, interpretation and application of collective agreements
  • the negotiation and drafting of employment agreements
  • the 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 Commitee, Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Board of Directors, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (2013-2015)
  • Co-Chair, Professions Division, United Way Winnipeg Campaign Cabinet (2013-2015)


  • The Law Society of Manitoba
  • Manitoba Bar Association
  • 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)
  • Regular presenter at the Centre for Labour Management Development annual Manitoba Labour Law Review
  • Regular presenter at the Centre for Labour Management Development annual Accommodation Update
  • Regular presenter at the CPHR Manitoba (formerly HRMAM) annual Legislative Review
  • Presenter, “Medical Marijuana in the Workplace,” Entrepreneurs’ Organization Winnipeg (March 2017)
  • Presenter, “Avoiding Costly Wrongful Dismissal Claims,” Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers annual conference (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 in Best Lawyers, Labour and Employment Law (Winnipeg, since 2009)
  • A leading practitioner, Employment (Employer), Labour (Management), Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • Recognized by Lexpert Magazine for Employment Law
  • Recognized by Lexpert Magazine as one of Canada’s Leading Lawyers Under 40 (2013)
  • A.J. Christie Prize for Highest Standing in Advocacy
  • Solomon Greenberg Prize for First Place in Moot Court Competition
  • Dean’s Honour List, Faculty of Law