Oren Barbalat provides strategic advice and solutions to employers across various industries, including technology, marketing, healthcare, and professional services. He combines a tailored approach to domestic and international business with a deep understanding of the ever-evolving landscape of Canadian employment law.

Oren maintains a robust litigation practice, appearing before courts, tribunals, mediators and arbitrators across Ontario and the rest of Canada. Oren is a tenacious advocate for clients inside and outside of the courtroom. With his prior experience representing employees in high profile and contentious matters, Oren brings a well-rounded perspective to the resolution of workplace disputes.

His work includes:

  • Employment contracts / contractor agreements
  • Employment litigation
  • Wrongful dismissal litigation
  • Leaves to appeal
  • Group termination / reduction in force
  • Contractor disputes
  • Employment standards
  • Human rights
  • Arbitrations
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Professional & Community Affiliations


Law Society of Ontario


Named, Toronto Top Lawyers

Streets of Toronto


Speaking Engagements

How Staffing Firms Can Manage And Minimize Their Employment-related Liabilities

Canadian Virtual Staffing Firm Owners Conference

October 2021

Broken Dreams and Broken Promises: Avoiding Costly Mistakes

Canadian Virtual Recruiters Conference

April 14, 2021

When You Really, Really Mean To: Cause

Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association

October 29, 2019

Human Rights in Recruitment

Ontario Bar Association, Annual Update on Human Rights

May 29, 2019


  • J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2015
  • M.A., The University of Windsor, 2010
  • H.B.A., The University of Windsor, 2008

Bar Admission

Ontario, Canada


  • Ontario Superior Court
  • Ontario Divisional Court