Dennis Ovsyannikov

Dennis Ovsyannikov
Zeilikman Law
Employment & Labour

Dennis Ovsyannikov, an associate with the Toronto-area firm Zeilikman Law, focuses on employment and labour law.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in history from York University and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law. Mr. Ovsyannikov was called to the Ontario Bar in 2012.

Practising exclusively in employment and labour law, Mr. Ovsyannikov advocates on behalf of employers and employees in areas such as the construction industry. He handles disputes, including wrongful dismissals, injunctions, and issues surrounding restrictive covenants, workplace harassment, and disciplinary proceedings.

Fluent in Russian, Mr. Ovsyannikov has represented clients before various courts, as well as provincial and federal administrative tribunals, including the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice, small claims court, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.

Dennis Ovsyannikov Posts

Terminated employees should seek legal advice promptly

Employees who accept the terms of a termination agreement without seeking legal counsel are doing themselves a disservice, says Vaughan employment lawyer Dennis Ovsyannikov. Read more

Strike the right chord when starting a union: Ovsyannikov

Forming a workplace union can have its benefits, but it’s vital to ensure the proper procedures are followed during the process, says Vaughan employment lawyer Dennis Ovsyannikov. Read more

Protect your reputation when facing misconduct charges: Ovsyannikov

Investigations into professional misconduct can be resolved quickly, and often without charges when the individual seeks legal counsel at the earliest possible opportunity, says Vaughan employment lawyer Dennis Ovsyannikov. Read more

Just-cause terminations can backfire without proper evidence

Firms that terminate someone for “just cause” must be able to support that action with solid evidence, or else the court may award the ex-employee substantial punitive damages, Vaughan employment lawyer Dennis Ovsyannikov tells . Read more

Ovsyannikov practices the art of listening in client service

Vaughan employment lawyer Dennis Ovsyannikov tells that his job is all about client service, and that starts from the moment a person walks through the doors of his office with a problem. Read more