Barry W. Kwasniewski  B.B.A., LL.B.

Barry W. Kwasniewski
Ottawa Office
Tel: (613) 235-4774 x304
Fax: (613) 235-9838
Email: bwk@carters.ca
Toll Free: (866) 388-9596
 
Orangeville Office
Tel: (519) 942-0001
Fax: (519) 942-0300

Barry Kwasniewski joined Carters in 2008, becoming a partner in 2014, to practice in the areas of employment law, charity related litigation, and risk management. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1990, and after practicing for many years as a litigation lawyer in Ottawa, Barry's focus is now on providing advice to charities and not-for-profits with respect to their employment and legal risk management issues. Barry has developed an expertise in insurance law, and been retained by charities, not-for-profits and law firms to provide legal opinions and advice pertaining to insurance coverage matters.

In addition to his legal experience, Barry has also been involved with a number of charitable and not-for-profit organizations. He is a volunteer lawyer at Reach Canada, an organization that assists people with disabilities with their legal problems.

PRACTICE AREAS:

Employment Law, Charity Related Litigation, Risk Management

EDUCATION:

LL.B., McGill University, 1987
B.B.A., University of Prince Edward Island, 1984

CALLED TO THE BAR:

Ontario Bar, 1990

Professional Affiliations

Reach Canada
County of Carleton Law Association
Ontario Bar Association

Employment Related Publications
Employee Taking Videos of Customer Results in Termination for Cause
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 458, November 28, 2019.
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Tribunal Awards Considerable Damages for Discriminatory Hiring Practice
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 456, October 31, 2019.
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Court of Appeal Reduces Termination Notice
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 454, August 29, 2019.
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Duty to Accommodate Ends When Employment Contract is Frustrated
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 452, June 27, 2019.
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Implications of Ontario Budget Cuts for Ontario Not-For-Profits
By Terrance S. Carter, Barry W. Kwasniewski and Ryan M. Prendergast, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 448, May 24, 2019.
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Full listing of Publications

Speaking Engagements
2019 Carters Charity & NFP Webinar Series - May 15, 2019
Clearing the Haze: Managing Cannabis in the Workplace in Ontario Webinar Materials and On Demand/Replay available.
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Clearing the Haze: Managing Cannabis in the Workplace in Ontario
Presented by Barry W. Kwasniewski at The 2019 Charity & NFP Law Seminar.
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Clearing the Haze: Managing Cannabis in the Workplace in Ontario
Presented by Barry W. Kwasniewski at The 2018 Church & Charity Law Seminar.
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The Top Ten Human Resources Mistakes Employers Make (And How to Avoid Them)
was presented by Barry W. Kwasniewski at the CSAE 2018 National Conference in Ottawa on October 26, 2018.
2018 Carters Charity & NFP Webinar Series - April 6, 2018 The Impact of Bill 148 on Charities and Not-for-Profits
Barry W. Kwasniewski, B.B.A., LL.B. Webinar Materials and On Demand/Replay available
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