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Labour & Employment Law
Labour & Employment Law

We can help both employers and employees with the challenges that arise in workplaces.

Disability Law
Disability Law

From group coverage and medical benefits to short and long term disabilty, we're here to advise and support you.

Commercial Litigation
Commercial Litigation

We're with you for all of your business law needs, including disputes and breach of contract. 

Employee entitlement to emergency or bereavement leave.  What happens when a pet dies?
09 Aug, 2018

In July 2018, a woman in Montreal was unsuccessful in her complaint filed with Quebec’s labour tribunal.  She had complained to the tribunal that her employer had refused to allow her to take paid leave after the unexpected death of beloved pet cat.  The tribunal ruled that there were no laws in Quebec that would allow an employee to miss work due to the death of a pet and, as such, the employer was not required to allow her paid leave. 

Feeling Pressure by Your Employer to Sign a Termination or Severance Package?
11 Jul, 2018

My employer is pressuring me to sign a termination or severance package before I am ready to do so.  I am worried that I will not have enough time to review the package.  What should I do?

The Tweet That Cost Roseanne Her Job and Employee Online Behaviour
28 Jun, 2018

After Roseanne Barr made provocative comments about a former senior advisor to former President Obama on Twitter two weeks ago, her show, which had just been renewed for a second season by ABC, was swiftly cancelled. 

Independent Contractor or Employee?
19 Jun, 2018

I just lost my job.  My former employer classified my position as an “independent contractor” and has not provided me any notice of the termination.  However, I am not so sure that I am actually an “independent contractor” because my former employer controlled a lot about my job including when and how the work was performed. 

Flipping Off the President and How Public Behaviour Can Get You Fired
12 Jun, 2018

After getting fired for flipping off Trump’s motorcade last year, former government contractor, Juli Briskman, is suing her ex-employer.  Briskman was riding her bike on a Saturday last October when she was photographed giving Trump the middle finger.  Her face was not shown in photographs, but the image soon went viral with Briskman using it as her cover photo on Facebook.  She claimed responsibility as the woman in the photo on social media and admitted the same to her employer, Akima LLC, a US government contracting firm.  Briskman was soon fired for violating a “code of conduct policy”.

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Arthur Zeilikman
Arthur Zeilikman

Arthur Zeilikman holds a B.A. (Honours) in History from York University, a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Toronto and a Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law.

Jennifer Zeilikman
Jennifer Zeilikman

Jennifer Zeilikman is Zeilikman Law’s managing counsel. She earned her law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Bar in June 2010.

Dennis Ovsyannikov
Dennis Ovsyannikov

Dennis Ovsyannikov obtained a B.A. (Honours) in History from York University (graduating with highest honour) and a J.D. from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law.