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
Employee Secret Recordings of Employer is Cause for Dismissal, BC Supreme Court Rules
By Barry W. Kwasniewski and Martin U. Wissmath. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 509, March 31, 2022.
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Ontario Workers Have the Right to ‘Disconnect from Work’ as Well as Other Rights Under ESA
By Barry W. Kwasniewski and Martin U. Wissmath. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 506, January 27, 2022.
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SCC Finds Insurer Participation in Litigation Not a Promise to Maintain Coverage
By Sean S. Carter and Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 504, November 25, 2021.
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Ontario COVID-19 Vaccination Policies: Important Legal Issues for Employers
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Adriel N. Clayton and Martin U. Wissmath. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 503, September 29, 2021.
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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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Speaking Engagements
Employment Standards and Contracts Update
Presented by Barry W. Kwasniewski at The 2022 Charity & NFP Law Seminar.
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Key Issues in Drafting Employment Contracts
Presented by Barry W. Kwasniewski at The 2021 Church & Charity Law Webinar.
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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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