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The Holiday Office Party Dilemma for Employers
17 Dec, 2018
By Jennifer Zeilikman

The holidays are around the corner and employers are understandably becoming more concerned about potential liability that could result from a holiday office party.  On one hand, employers would like to show their appreciation to their employees and an office party is a nice gesture to show that appreciation.  On the other hand, employers are wary of certain legal implications that may result from a holiday office party.  For instance, there may be issues related to harassment and / or damages or injury from alcohol consumption.  

The Office Romance
11 Dec, 2018
By Jennifer Zeilikman

The #metoo movement has had a major impact on how employers react to “office romances” in the workplace.  Previously, employers may have simply discouraged or even ignored workplace romances, dating, flirting, etc. However, those attitudes by employers are changing as “office romances” may now come with serious liability attached to it for the employer especially if the “office romance” involves employees where one is a subordinate and the other is a superior.

What You Need to Know About Common Law Notice
03 Dec, 2018
By Jennifer Zeilikman

Employment lawyers use a wide array of differing factors to determine an appropriate notice period for a dismissed or terminated employee.  However, there is not an exact methodology or set of calculations used by lawyers or courts to determine an appropriate notice period at common law.  Generally, employment lawyers use key pieces of information garnered from a review of case law that will be the basis for a reasonable notice period range with respect to a particular matter.

Cannabis at Work and the Human Rights Code
27 Nov, 2018
By Jennifer Zeilikman

Zeilikman Law is getting many questions from both employers and employees about cannabis use and the implications under Ontario’s Human Rights Code (“Code”).

Premier Ford set to Reverse Recent Changes to Ontario Employment Laws
22 Nov, 2018
By Jennifer Zeilikman

The Ontario government will reverse a number of key employment laws recently put in place by the previous liberal government in a new bill.

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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.

Benjamin Levy
Benjamin Levy

Benjamin Levy is an Associate at Zeilikman Law. He obtained his J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario in good standing.