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 is a partner with the firm and joined Carters in 2008, 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
Ontario Superior Court Addresses COVID-19 Temporary Layoff Provisions But Uncertainty Remains
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 497, June 24, 2021.
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Ontario Human Rights Tribunal Upholds ‘Full and Final’ Release
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 496, May 27, 2021.
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Pregnancy a Factor for Court in Reasonable Notice Decision
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 493, April 29, 2021.
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Court Considers Impact of COVID-19, CERB, For Employee Pay-In-Lieu Entitlements
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 490, March 24, 2021.
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Nurse Suspended for Six Years Not Constructively Dismissed, Says OLRB
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 487, February 25, 2021.
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Full listing of Publications

Speaking Engagements
Do’s and Don’ts: Managing Employees Working Remotely
Presented by Barry W. Kwasniewski at The 2021 Charity & NFP Law Seminar.
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Employees Working Remotely: Shifting to the New Normal
Presented by Barry W. Kwasniewski at The 2020 Church & Charity Law Webinar.
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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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