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 is a partner with the firm and joined Carter's Ottawa office in 2008, 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
Overview of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”)
By Terrance S. Carter, Barry W. Kwasniewski and Luis R. Chacin, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 477, August 27, 2020.
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Significant Amendments Proposed to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy ("CEWS")
By Terrance S. Carter, Barry W. Kwasniewski and Luis R. Chacin, July 24, 2020
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Stage 2 of Reopening Ontario: An Overview for Charities and Not-For-Profits
By Luis R. Chacin, Barry W. Kwasniewski and Esther Shainblum, Business Law Bulletin No. 5, June 30, 2020.
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Stage 2 of Reopening Ontario: An Overview for Charities and Not-For-Profits
By Terrance S. Carter, Barry W. Kwasniewski and Esther Shainblum, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 474, June 25, 2020.
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New Infectious Disease Emergency Leave Provides Relief to Ontario Employers
By Barry W. Kwasniewski and Luis R. Chacin, New Infectious Disease Emergency Leave Provides Relief to Ontario Employers), June 5, 2020
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Speaking Engagements
You Can't Fire Me for That: I'm Off Duty!
Presented By Barry W. Kwasniewski on Wednesday April 29, 2020 for the Carters Spring 2020 Webinar Series.
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You Can't Fire Me for That: I'm Off Duty!
Presented by Barry W. Kwasniewski at The 2020 Ottawa Region Charity & NFP Law Seminar.
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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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