About Oren Barbalat

Oren Barbalat is an employment and contracts lawyer with a passion for helping people. He is a relentless advocate, motivated to achieve the most just and efficient result for his clients. Oren’s experience as both a litigator and in-house counsel gives him a unique insight into effectively managing and resolving modern workplace issues.

For employees, Oren has experience advising on and negotiating executive contracts and termination packages with complex compensation structures, as well as litigating wrongful dismissals and human rights violations. He also advises on the enforceability of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements for individuals contemplating a career move. Oren takes pride in helping his clients understand and enforce their rights in the workplace

For employers, Oren helps businesses of all sizes assess and manage their workplace liabilities. From terminations and new contracts, to workplace accommodations and purchases and sales of businesses, Oren strives to balance the legal risks with the commercial realities of doing business. Oren loves working with technology companies and startups and is particularly attuned to their workplace issues, given his interest in legal technology and previous experience working at a virtual employment law firm.

Outside of the office, Oren is proudly Toronto’s longest serving Raptors fan, having followed them since their first ever game at the SkyDome. He is also an avid Blue Jays fan, though admittedly joined the bandwagon during their 1992 World Series run.

Practice areas include

For Employers:

  • Employment Contracts
  • Executive Contracts and Compensation
  • Exit Agreements
  • Human Rights
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Workforce Restructuring
  • Workplace Policies
  • Workplace Compliance

For Employees:

  • Constructive Dismissal
  • Discrimination & Human Rights Violations
  • Employment Contracts
  • Exit Agreements
  • Severance Packages
  • Executive Severance
  • Non-Competition / Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Workplace Harassment
  • Wrongful Dismissal / Termination of Employment

Memberships & Associations:

  • Law Society of Ontario

Education & Credentials:

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2016
  • JD., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2015
  • MA. University of Windsor, 2010
  • BA.(H), University of Windsor, 2008