Barry W. Kwasniewski, LL.B

Barry W. Kwasniewski, LL.B

Partner, Carters Professional Corporation

Barry Kwasniewski joined Carters' Ottawa office in 2008, becoming a partner in 2014, to practice in the areas of employment law, charity related litigation, and risk management. After many years as a litigation lawyer in Ottawa, Barry's focus is now on advising charities and not-for-profits regarding employment and legal risk management issues. Barry has an expertise in insurance law, and provides legal advice pertaining to insurance coverage matters.

The Top 10 Human Resources Mistakes Employers Make (And How to Avoid Them)

Friday, October 26
Time: 10:05 AM to 11:05 AM

This session will explore some of the legal challenges that not-for-profit employers frequently deal with in the area of human resource management, and examine some practical steps that can overcome those challenges. Topics include independent contractor vs. employee, the use of HR policy manuals, performance management and discipline, the duty to accommodate, and employee-related insurance claims. Recent case law and changes to employment laws will be reviewed to cover all bases. This session will be of interest to both senior executives and association executives interested in improving employment and risk management for their organization.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss commonly made employer HR mistakes
  • Discover steps you can take to avoid HR mistakes
  • Learn how to avoid or limit liability to your employees


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