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Brian G. Wasyliw

Brian G. Wasyliw
Direct: 416.603.6237
Cell: 416.844.9242
24 Hour: 416.420.0738


Dalhousie University, Juris Doctor
Simon Fraser University, Bachelor of Arts
(Criminology and Psychology)

Eva Samuels 416.217.2243 esamuels@sherrardkuzz.com

Brian G. Wasyliw

Brian is an experienced and accomplished employment and labour lawyer with a background in commercial litigation. He has extensive courtroom experience, having appeared at all levels of court in Ontario and before many administrative tribunals.

Brian’s expertise includes the full range of employment and labour law with particular focus on employment contracts, wrongful and constructive dismissal, non-competition and non-solicitation, injunctive relief, grievance arbitration, employment and labour issues in corporate restructuring and transactions, and human rights and accommodation. He is published on a variety of labour and employment issues.

Brian chairs the firm’s Hospitality and Building Services group. He is also a member of the Law Society of Ontario, Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association (Labour & Employment, Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Workers’ Compensation), Advocates’ Society, Retail Council of Canada, International Municipal Lawyers Association and Yves Landry Foundation (Board of Directors).

Areas of Focus:

Publications & Media

Speaking Engagements

  • Returning to the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know

    August 19, 2020

  • Managing in a Time of Pandemic: Employer Considerations When Business Reopens

    June 17, 2020

  • Corporate Security During COVID-19 – Employer Rights and Responsibilities

    April 22, 2020

  • COVID-19 , Managing Your Workplace in Turbulent Times

    April 22, 2020

  • Employment Contract, Why and How?

    March 12, 2020

  • Why and How to use an Employment Contract

    March 12, 2020

  • Managing Sexual Harassment Complaints

    August 15, 2019

  • Legal Updates in Health and Safety

    March 20, 2019

  • Effective Management of Sexual Harassment Complaints

    November 1, 2018

  • Chronic Pain: Medical and Legal Experts Demystify the Issues

    August 16, 2018

  • Bill 148: Fair Workplaces & Better Jobs

    February 22, 2018

  • Bill 148: Fair Workplaces & Better Jobs

    February 13, 2018

  • Keynote on Bill 148

    November 30, 2017

  • Employment Law 101

    October 26, 2017

  • Employment Law: Leave & Accommodation Issues both North and South of the Border

    October 15, 2017

  • Employment Litigation Trends Post Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd

    September 14, 2017

  • Best Practices for Hiring & Firing: What Franchisors and Franchisees Can Do To Avoid Legal Pitfalls

    April 2, 2017

  • Legal Aspect of H&S, Workers’ Compensation and AODA

    March 22, 2017

  • AODA: Requirements & Solutions

    March 22, 2017

  • Social Media and the New Workplace: Is Your Brand and Reputation Protected?

    March 8, 2017

  • Lessons from 2016 & Tips for 2017

    January 26, 2017

  • What a Difference a Year Makes! Lessons from 2016 & Tips for 2017!

    December 6, 2016

  • How Do Zero Tolerance Policies for Workplace Violence Fare at Arbitration?

    May 26, 2016

  • A Year in Review: Key Canadian Labour and Employment Law Developments in 2015 and What to Expect in 2016

    February 24, 2016

  • Executive Employment, Panel Chair

    September 11, 2015

  • Bill 18: Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act

    August 19, 2015

  • The Pros’ Perspectives: Union, Employer and Arbitrator Insights on Current Issues

    October 15, 2014

  • Choosing the Right Workplace Relationship

    October 2, 2014

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