Oren Barbalat

Partner – Labour and Employment

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Oren Barbalat provides employment and labour advice and representation to businesses and individuals. He is a relentless advocate, motivated to achieve the most just and efficient result for his clients.

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 start-ups and is particularly attuned to their workplace issues.

Outside of the office, Oren is a passionate basketball and baseball fan, and can play a little bit too.


Oren was called to the bar in 2016, after earning his J.D. at Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to attending Law School, Oren obtained an Honours B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Windsor.

Practice Areas Include:

  • Management side employment law and labour law
  • Wrongful dismissal
  • Constructive dismissal
  • Employment contracts
  • Non-solicitation, non-competition and confidentiality matters
  • Employment standards
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Discrimination and human rights
  • Human resources management
  • Workplace investigations

Memberships & Associations:

  • Member, Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association (Ontario)