Class Actions

A class action differs from the usual type of lawsuit. A class-action lawsuit concerns a situation wherein there is an identifiable group of individuals, referred to as a class, which sues another party.

Class actions can be advantageous in that they aggregate many claims into one action, thus lowering the cost of litigation collectively, as well as, the amount of time spent in court. Instead of dealing with hundreds of separate claims on a particular unifying issue against the same party, the court will only have to deal with one representative claim.

Moreover, class actions offer claimants the opportunity to split the damages awarded fairly, preventing early-birds from emptying the total funds before the rest of the claimants get their day in court. This form of lawsuit is also advantageous in that it prevents the possibility that the courts may offer different rulings in similar cases – making sure that all claimants receive the same ruling.

Class actions

However, class action lawsuits are not without their abuse and have run into issues in particular where the class is flooded with claimants making frivolous claims. This effectively waters down any chance that the real victims had to receive what they are owed.

Lawyers who practice employment law are no strangers to class proceedings, especially in matters involving mass terminations or layoffs. Class actions are also common with regard to the matters of overtime, holiday pay, and vacation pay.

Given its inherent complexity, it is extremely important to retain appropriate counsel when considering the commencement of such a legal process.

How can Zeilikman Law help?

If you have questions or concerns regarding your legal entitlement to a class action, contact one of the experienced lawyers today to discuss your options.

At Zeilikman Law, we approach these issues with logical and creative solutions. Our lawyers are, professional, friendly and determined. We have the know-how to navigate through the psychology of any given dispute. 

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Legal Receptionist

Zeilikman Law is an employment law firm located in Vaughan, Ontario. We are looking to hire a legal receptionist to join our firm. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working as a receptionist at another law firm.

Location: Vaughan, Ontario.

Start Date: Immediately.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Full time. In-person only. This is not a remote work position.

Wages: 35,000 to 40,000 per year.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage our firm’s multi-line telephone system to receive incoming calls.  Screen incoming telephone call inquiries to determine the nature of the telephone call and provide standard information related to our legal services.  Take and deliver messages and route incoming telephone calls to the appropriate staff person.
  • Answer general inquiries coming from the firm’s social media and website email.
  • Welcome in-person visitors upon arrival.  Direct visitors to the appropriate staff person and / or office or boardroom.
  • Organize in-person visitor schedule to prevent overlap and multiple bookings.
  • Receive, sort, and distribute daily mail and deliveries.
  • Arrange for couriers.
  • Keep front reception, kitchenette area and boardroom tidy.
  • Perform various clerical duties such as filing, photocopying, and faxing on an as-needed basis.
  • Process client or other payments.
  • May be asked to run minor errands outside of office such as attending post office to arrange a courier or pick up mail.
  • May be asked to assist other law clerks or lawyers of the firm as required and as appropriate.
  • Any other basic administrative duties or tasks as deemed appropriate.

Required Skills:

  • Basic knowledge of general office procedures including filing, faxing, and printing and copying.
  • Basic word processing computer skills.
  • Proficient in receptionist and telephone practices, etiquette, and decorum.
  • Professional attitude and appearance.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Positive customer service attitude is a must.
  • Must be able to maintain confidential and sensitive information.

Education and Experience:

  • Highschool diploma or equivalent.
  • 1 – 2 years’ experience in an office setting with an emphasis in accounting, reception or clerical work is required.   We would prefer experience in a law firm environment.

Applications for this position should be sent via email to jennifer@zeilikmanlaw.com. All applications should include a cover letter, resume and at least two references. Only successful candidates will be contacted.