Employment Law

 
 

The relationship between an employer and an employee is a vital one that affects the entire work environment. At Carters Professional Corporation, we assist employers and employees with a diverse range of employment law matters at both regional and national levels, which means our clients benefit from our broad expertise, whether large or small, for-profit or not-for-profit.

Carters can assist with negotiating and drafting employment contracts, preparing workplace policies and procedures, and informing employers of their statutory and common law duties with respect to their employees. There may also be issues with respect to the legal obligations of employers under human rights laws, and our lawyers are able to educate and advise employers about their duties in that regard, and can assist in negotiating a result that achieves our clients’ goals.

Carters can also assist with a variety of maters related to the Employment Standards Act, 2000, and Ontario Human Rights Code, including:

 

Lawyer

Barry W. Kwasniewski
Barry W. Kwasniewski
Partner
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Barry W. Kwasniewski, B.B.A., LL.B. – Mr. Kwasniewski joined Carter's Ottawa office in 2008, becoming a partner in 2014, to practice in the areas of employment law, charity related litigation, and risk management. 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 provides legal advice pertaining to insurance coverage matters to charities and not-for-profits.

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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