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
Air Canada Executive Wins 24 Months’ Damages For Wrongful Dismissal
By Barry W. Kwasniewski & Martin U. Wissmath. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 514, June 29, 2022.
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Divisional Court Dismisses Students’ Appeal for COVID-19 Vaccine Religious Exemptions
By Barry W. Kwasniewski and Martin U. Wissmath. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 512, May 26, 2022.
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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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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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