Employment Law

 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
 
Meeting Locations
(by appointment)
Toronto (416) 675-3766

Mississauga (416) 675-3766

The relationship between an employer and an employee is a vital one that affects the entire work environment. At Carters Professional Corporation, we have experience in representing both employees and employers with a diverse range of employment law matters.

Our employment lawyers 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.

Our employment lawyers can also assist with issues such as wrongful dismissal claims, negotiating termination packages, human rights complaints, and harassment claims. Our employment lawyers are knowledgeable about the applicable legislation, including the Employment Standards Act, 2000, and Ontario Human Rights Code.

Barry W. Kwasniewski practices employment law at Carters Professional Corporation.

You may contact us by e-mail at bwk@carters.ca or by telephone at 613-235-4774.

Carters has published many bulletins and articles in the area of employment law, including regular monthly articles in our Charity Law Update newsletter. Please see the main publications section of our website for more listings or sign up for our newsletter.

 

Employment Related Publications
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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Employee Dismissed for Vaping Cannabis and Driving Employer's Car
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 447, January 31, 2019.
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Waiver Held Unenforceable for Not Contemplating Circumstances of Claim
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 444, March 28, 2019.
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Characteristics of Employee Duties Found not to be Managerial or Supervisory
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 442, February 27, 2019.
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Medical Cannabis Exclusion from Benefit Plan Not Discriminatory
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 440, January 31, 2019.
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New Ontario Government Makes Major Changes to ESA
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 436, November 30, 2018.
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Managing Cannabis in the Workplace in Ontario
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 431, September 27, 2018.
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Tribunal Rules that Eligibility to Work Permanently in Canada is Discriminatory
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 430, September 27, 2018.
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Court Of Appeal: Termination Clause Excludes Common Law Damages
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 427, August 30, 2018.
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Reduced Employee Benefits After Age 65 Found to be Discriminatory
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 424, June 28, 2018.
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Employer not Liable for Sexual Assault
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 423, April 25, 2018.
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Human Rights Tribunal Awards $75,000 in Damages to Unpaid Intern
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 420, April 25, 2018.
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Court Reviews Common Employer Doctrine
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 418, March 29, 2018.
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Court of Appeal Upholds Common Law Exclusion in Termination Clause
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 415, February 26, 2018.
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Bill 148 Passes Bringing Major Changes to Ontario Employment Legislation
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 411, November 30, 2017.
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Director's Actions Lead To Not-For-Profit's Workplace Discrimination Liability
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 410, October 25, 2017.
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Employer's Right To Require An Independent Medical Examination
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 408, September 28, 2017.
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Ontario Employment Standards Act Changes Proposed
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 405, June 28, 2017.
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Electronic Liability Release Held Enforceable
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 404, May 25, 2017.
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Employee Successfully Sues Employer For Harassment
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 402, April 27, 2017.
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