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The Economic Restart of Ontario and the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work
20 May, 2020
By Jennifer Zeilikman

Ontario has begun the first stage of restarting its economy after the now months-long shutdown due to COVID-19.  As the economy restart grows in momentum, employees will be returning to work in larger and larger numbers.  As such, the people of Ontario need to start thinking more seriously about workplace safety specifically related to COVID-19.  Thus, although the regulatory framework surrounding unsafe work refusals are not new in the eyes of the law, their application has now become a serious matter of immediate concern for many.

Record of Employment Codes: What are They and What are my Obligations as an Employer ?
24 Apr, 2020
By Arthur Zeilikman

In recent weeks the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic caused numerous employers to take swift action in the layoff or dismissal of many of their employees. Businesses have experienced a major downturn in operations and cuts in staff followed as an inevitable outcome of the foregoing. 

Employment Insurance EI and the Canada Emergency Response Benefit CERB
23 Apr, 2020
By Arthur Zeilikman

With the COVID-19 and Coronavirus developments we have been getting a lot of telephone calls regarding a person’s eligibility for CERB or EI. Below is a brief outline setting out the eligibility requirements.

Layoffs, layoffs, layoffs ...
21 Apr, 2020
By Arthur Zeilikman

I’ll say this again: Layoffs.

Is my employer obligated to allow me to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic?
13 Apr, 2020
By Arthur Zeilikman

A common question that arises these days is whether the employer has to, legally speaking, permit its employees to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The answer is a qualified “no.”

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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.